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Resources Tagged With: IEP

What Lessons Does Special Education Hold for Improving Personalized Learning?

Personalized learning has, in recent years, become one of the most talked-about trends in education. Fueled by donations from Silicon Valley philanthropists, the instructional approach has spread to classrooms around the country and more than 40 states are exploring it in some form. Read more ›

Managing a Mental Health Condition in College

College means new freedoms and new opportunities. Making the transition to college isn’t easy for anyone. Classes will be more difficult than high school and you have to plan ahead and motivate yourself to study. Plus you may have the new and stressful experience of living with a randomly-assigned roommate. All these things can impact your mental health. To make sure you succeed in college, know where to find support and how to put your best foot forward. Read more ›

6 Ways to Teach SEL Skills Remotely

This year, schools may be offering social-emotional skills training to students with disabilities, such as autism, in separate virtual groups. However, if staff are spread thin, or students need additional opportunities to generalize skills, it may be useful to find ways to integrate social-emotional learning into other virtual encounters during the day. This will help to ensure students who have social-emotional goals in their IEPs can work on their skills. Read more ›

Educators: What Steps Should You Take With Evaluation Requests During COVID?

As students return to in-person instruction, their parents may be concerned about the repercussions of the pandemic on their child’s learning. They may raise those concerns with their child’s pediatrician or other medical provider and arrive at your district with a prescription for an evaluation, specific services, or an IEP from the doctor. Read more ›

Modifying an IEP or 504 for Distance or Hybrid Learning

As the year begins with distance or hybrid learning at most schools, many parents are worried that pre-pandemic IEP plans may leave kids without vital services. If you’re concerned your child is struggling, it might be time to make some additions to your child’s plan to incorporate remote learning accommodations. Read more ›

How to Adapt Special Education to the Remote-Learning Reality

When the pandemic forced schools to transition to remote learning in the spring, some families struggled more than others. Families of students in special education programs were suddenly expected to adapt to an online learning environment that was often inaccessible to children with a variety of physical, emotional or developmental needs. Read more ›

Adjusting Your Child’s IEP or 504 Plan for Distance Learning

Your child’s IEP or 504 Plan was not designed for distance learning, but as most of the nation’s children are starting the 2020-21 school year learning at home, it now it falls on parents and educators to make new accommodations for students with ADHD and other learning challenges when they’re outside the classroom. Read more ›

The IEP Process: Empowering Parents with Effective Strategies [presentation] [video]

Do you feel overwhelmed and overpowered at your child’s IEP meeting? Do you want a more equal seat at the table? You can increase your credibility and help persuade IEP team members when you learn how to use your child’s educational records to demonstrate your child’s needs, expand your own IEP team members, and present written Parent Concerns and Requests. Read more ›

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Different Terms You May Hear for Evaluations

assessment608If your child is struggling in school, you might be considering an evaluation. There are different kinds of evaluations, and the terms for them can be confusing. You might hear them referred to with different names, depending on who’s talking. Take a look at this infographic from Understood that defines different evaluation terms you may hear, and how they relate to one another. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: IEP 101 [presentation]

David Tollner of Tollner Law Offices provides parents and advocates invaluable information on the legal requirements for designing and implementing effective IEPs and provides strategies for IEP meetings. Read more ›

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