November 14, 2019

If you think your child may need special education, send a certified letter to your child’s teacher and the principal requesting a special education evaluation/assessment.

  • Within 15 days, the school must let you know whether they will assess your child.

    • If t...

November 5, 2019

What is Advocacy? 

To me, it’s a partnership.  A support person with an extremely diverse knowledge of all things Special Ed/IEP.  My “go-to” for answering all my questions and my sounding board for ideas to help my children.  Having an Advocate alleviates confusion and...

October 31, 2019

 Please come to this presentation to get tips and strategies to get your child help at school!

October 2, 2019

What is an IEP?

An IEP is an Individualized Education Program. It is a legal document. Law requires the schools to follow it. It is intended to protect the child with a disability to ensure that he or she is getting access to appropriate educational services, accommodat...

September 10, 2019

For the next few weeks, I will do a quick review of the components of good reading instruction. This week, I’m focusing on phonics.


I think everyone knows what phonics is, but just to clarify, it is the ability to match sounds to letters.

There are so many fun way...

September 2, 2019

If you have read my notes in the IEP Education Binder, you know that I recommend that you have two to three IEP meetings a year. I can imagine all the groaning people will do once they read this. I know that no one wants to go to even one IEP meeting a year, but I have...

January 10, 2019

The easy way to understand your child's IEP.

June 20, 2018

Lately, I have found that a lot of children are having difficulty with handwriting. It seems that teachers are just not focusing on teaching handwriting anymore. This is concerning because research indicates that people’s abilities to write stories and essays are negat...

February 27, 2018

I am doing a presentation on Homework Strategies and Techniques tomorrow (February 28) at 6:30. I thought I would put up the content of one of the slides. Here are some ideas of things that work for rewarding children and teens for hard work and good behavior.



December 6, 2017

When your child is struggling in school, it can be difficult to find the help your child needs.

You could skip these steps, and get tutoring for your child. Your child could get help in a timely manner and would get exactly the help needed.

If you think that your child m...

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