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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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Free Books When the School Says No…How to Get the Yes!

If you attended my presentation "How to Optimize Your Child's IEP through Structured Collaboration" on Learning Ally's webinar on September 30th at which I presented AND you would like to receive a free signed copy of my book, please: Provide a comment below telling me what your biggest concern about IEP meetings is. I will…
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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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TEST SCORES: WHAT DOES MEAN, MEAN?

What was read on the internet: I like GE and AEs for all test scores and Lexile scores for reading. Parents can understand GEs and AEs a lot better than it is for them to comprehend Scaled Scores, Standard Scores and Percentiles. What should have been said: Part Two The Normal Distribution and the Mean…
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