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HELP! MY CHILD’S PROGRESS IS USELESS!

Did you expect one thing, but got another? Everyone by now has received at least one progress report, but the question is: What did you learn from the report? Or, what do you know now that you did not know at the time the IEP was written? First a quick review of the IDEA regulations…
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THE 7 DEADLY SINS TO AVOID AT AN IEP MEETING

In today’s video, I am going to share with you the 7 definite no-no’s to avoid having take place at an IEP meeting and how to avoid them like the plague! The truth is, that all 7 of these deadly sins are commonly found occurring a  IEP meetings. These have the power to quickly make…
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5 Of The Top 10 Tips In Preparation For Your IEP Meeting

Going to an IEP meeting is a bit like going for an interview…because it’s your chance to ask questions, to get the info that you seek and to exchange notes. The thing is, like an interview, you MUST NEVER attend an IEP meeting unprepared because you will likely be at a lost, miss out on…
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Bad Advice from Good Intentioned People

I know it’s been a long—too long—time since I posted a blog. This is what happens when you overextend yourself. For that, and bad planning on my part, I apologize. In that interim I have been reading posts on Facebook and LinkedIn and was dismayed, no, that’s an understatement, actually agitated by the repeated bad…
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Learning Ally Post-Webinar and FREE IEP TRAINING Package

Hi there! If you are reading this, then you have found your way to the Learning Ally post-webinar FREE IEP TRAINING  PACKAGE that was also made available to listeners attending the webinar entitled "Optimize Your Child’s IEP Through Structured Collaboration." But before you watch the video click here to read a very short introduction and…
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MY SON’S ADHD: I SOUGHT INTERVENTIONS, I GOT MEDICATIONS

The other day, a parent told me of her visit to an MD where she went seeking advice on dealing with her son’s ADHD behaviors at home and school. She approached the doctor in earnest, citing the specific behaviors, where they took place and how often. She even told the doctor of “things” that were…
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Bullying: Could One Father and 29,000 People be Wrong?

  Bullying is simply not an acceptable behavior in school settings, as state legislation across the nation will attest to. And when we find that our children have crossed that or any social line, or have generally misbehaved, we pretty much agree that that the role of parents is to teach the child to understand…
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THE ABBY NORMAL (OR, IS IT NORMAL?) DISTRIBUTION AND WHAT IT REALLY MEANS

Ah, yes, well, it is the normal distribution! And, as a reminder, and if you will recall,  the previous posting (http://www.iephelp.com/2014/12/test-scores-mean-mean/) explained the "mean" from which all test scores are based and is key to the normal distribution. Different tests often report scores in a variety of ways and we want to understand what those…
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