Inclusion How-Tos

Inclusion How-Tos

“Your son is not ready to be in the general ed classroom.” “Your daughter’s skills are so far behind the others, it wouldn’t be fair to her, the teacher, or the other students to be in a regular classroom.” “Your child will learn so many more skills in a less distracting environment.” How many times and […]

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Simple Exercise

Simple Exercise

Had a challenging day recently? Can you relate to what parents have said to me this month? “I’m so tired of the fighting with school people. If I didn’t spend all this time fighting I could actually be doing something else with my day.” “Why is it that my husband gets to take the business […]

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How Do You Know What You Know

How Do You Know What You Know

Have you lost weight? Do you step on the scale, try on your favorite jeans, or ask a friend for her opinion? What if you want to know how your child is doing at school? Do you use scores on state assessments, report card grades, a communication notebook, or IEP progress reports to help you know how your […]

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It’s A Wrap

It’s A Wrap

No matter what holiday you are celebrating this season, take a few minutes and reflect on the extraordinary, inner gifts your child already has. Write a list of those gifts, place it inside a box, wrap it with bright, shiny paper, and give it to your child. When they open their list of gifts, help […]

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Connecting the IEP Dots

Connecting the IEP Dots

Have you ever been at an IEP meeting and heard professionals rattle off evaluation results by telling the IEP team the student’s Standard Scores, Percentiles, Grade Equivalents, sharing a list of student’s “deficits”, and using disability labels to describe a student? Yet sadly, all too often there are few ideas given on how to tap into a […]

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Archived Newsletters

You can download any of the following newsletters by clicking the title. Let Dreams Guide You Valuing Others Staycation Lessons Learned Better Together Reinventing Conversations Progress Monitoring: Helping Teachers Teach Summer: Time for Fun and Learning Thinking Outside the Special Education Box Celebrate INTERdependence Beyond Helicopter Helpers What’s Working? You Are Not Alone Summertime and […]

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