Meet Your School Psychologist

For a child with learning disabilities or ADHD, each school day is fraught with risk. He may be asked to stay in at recess for not finishing classwork, sent to the office for an impulsive remark, or subject to teasing… Read the rest

Essential Elements of an IEP

The Individual Education Program (IEP) is the roadmap for your child’s education. It is a legal agreement between parent and school that states what your child will learn and be able to do as a result of the programs and… Read the rest

Extended Time: Useful or Misused?

Extended time on tests is arguably the most common accommodation given to students with ADHD. But is extended time alone enough to address the challenges faced by these students? Or should you be advocating to address the issue that led… Read the rest

IEP Meeting: Managing Conflict

It’s not unusual for differences to arise when dealing with issues related to your child’s Individual Education Program (IEP). Yet many people are uncomfortable with conflict; when faced with it, they either back down, or become overly aggressive. When that… Read the rest

Mind Your Manners

By Sheryl Knapp, A/AOGPE The annual IEP meeting offers an opportunity to establish positive relationships with your child’s teachers and special education team. That may seem obvious, but there is no shortage of parents and teachers who treat each other… Read the rest