Team Meetings: Stay Positive

Often parents (and students) start out the school year hopeful that this time around things will be better, only to find several weeks into the new term that nothing has changed; the same struggles your child had last year are… Read the rest

IEP Meeting: Must-Ask Questions

As your child’s primary advocate, it’s your job to help guide the IEP process. One way to do that is to use questions to gather information and prompt meaningful discussions. But the answers you get often depend on the questions… Read the rest

After the IEP Meeting

Parents often leave their child’s IEP meeting feeling as if they have selected the only options available, and that they have to make the best of what was offered. In fact, the IDEA actually intended the experience to be more… Read the rest

How to Speak IEP

At a parent-teacher conference, you hope to hear about your child’s progress and the strides she is making. You may even share your insights about her strengths with the hope that she is being appreciated for all of her positive… Read the rest

Evaluation Fundamentals

For a child with learning disabilities or ADHD, the evaluation is the first step toward addressing his issues. Knowing what to expect will ease your fears and your child’s and ensure that the results are used appropriately. Evaluation Goals A… Read the rest