Words of gold....
One thing I've learned about 3rd graders....they think they are right. They don't mean to argue with adults, it's just...you are wrong and they are right and they are just explaining. They are doing you a favor. You should be grateful. This is their perception, and you know what they say about perception...it is reality. So I've been training myself to rephrase things in a way that stops any arguing, excuse me, any student lead explanations of misbehavior. I found a great guide that has…
10 Easy Changes Teachers Can Make to Facilitate Inclusion
"Over, under, around or through find a way, or make a way" is a quote by Paula Kluth that recently reminded me of how I found ways to include all my students in a classroom activity, regardless of their ability level. I want to share one of the most successful ways that I used as a classroom teacher to facilitate inclusion. In order to have students aquire the same learning experiences, teachers have to be prepared for the differences in their student's abilities and learning styles. This…
What is a 504 plan?
A 504 plan outlines how a child’s specific needs are met with accommodations, modifications and other services. Click to learn all about them.
List of Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Learning Disabilities
Here is a comprehensive list of possible school-based reasonable accommodations and modifications for students with learning disabilties
IDEA, Section 504, and the ADA: Which Laws Do What
Lost in a maze of alphabet soup? Here’s a handy guide to help understand the differences between IDEA, Section 504 and ADAAA.
Managing Individual Education Programs (IEP) on the iPad
Individual Education Programs (IEP) can be difficult to put in place at the best of times. IEP's are sometime a source of concern and frustr...
IEP Meeting | 10 Questions You Should Ask | Lipgloss & Crayons
Preparing to attend an IEP meeting? Carly from Lipgloss and Crayons shares great questions to ask and tips from an experienced special education teacher!
Special Needs Tweets of the Day 5/19/14
Understanding the Role Parents Play in the IEP Process http://www.ncld.org/students-disabilities/iep-504-plan/understanding-parents-role-in-iep-process Parental Protections http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/protections.index.htm Due Process Hearings http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/dp.index.htm 8 Activities to Help Young Children Develop Fine Motor Skills http://ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/dyspraxia/activities-to-help-young-children-develop-fine-motor-skills Everyday Decisions: Game…
Every 504 Plan Should Include These ADHD Accommodations
Impulsive behavior. Incomplete homework. Inconsistent focus. Whatever your child's school challenges, these teacher-approved accommodations can put some real muscle behind his 504 Plan and put the attention back on learning.
How to Consent to Some Parts of an IEP and Not Others
How do you agree to parts of an IEP but not the whole thing? Find out how to give partial consent to an IEP, and what happens next.
IEPs | Special services | School and learning | Understood - For learning and thinking differences
This chart gives you a bird’s-eye view of the steps to get special education services for your child. Click through for more IEP info.
IEP Meeting Prep For Parents: How To Prepare For An IEP Plan Meeting
IEP Meeting Tips for Parents. An IEP (Individualized Education Plan) Plan Meeting requires preparation. This is what you need to know about
Denied an IEP or 504 Because Grades Are Good | Special Mom Advocate
Has your child been denied an IEP or 504? It is so common for schools to say that a child is not eligible for special education because the child has good grades or is too smart. The truth is, this is not a valid excuse for denying special education support. #iep #504 #specialed #specialeducation #specialneeds #adhd #autism