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On this episode, we talk with Charmaine Thaner about strategies for keeping IEP meetings positive and successful.
Charmaine Thaner retired after 30 years of teaching to become a parent advocate. Her diverse experiences provide a unique perspective when collaborating with families and educators.In addition, she is the parent of a young adult who received special education services.
Charmaine has supported students, parents, and educators as a special educator, classroom teacher, parent advocate, and adjunct university instructor. She continues to support parents as an advocate and public speaker. To learn more about Charmaine's work, go to Collaborative Special Education Advocacy.
MEASURING HOW YOUR CHILD THINKS AND THE IEP Measuring how your child thinks and relaying it in the IEP process. Listen to Dr. Florance explain how to interpret educational testing results with the unique profile of the highly visual student in mind. Find out how test scores indicate whether someone is extremely verbal, a balance of verbal and visual, or extremely visual. We will also discuss auditory processing testing in the context of the highly visual child
Bullying IS an IEP issue.
Hosts Jennifer Laviano a special education attorney and Julie Swanson a special education advocate host this very important interview.
Your child's IEP is a legal document that their school must follow.
The tragic suicide of a Florida teen from relentless bullying has sparked a firestorm within the legal system to put an end to torment and tragedy.
If your child is being bullied you have rights and can use an IEP to protect them.
Two girls were charged with aggravated stalking, a third-degree felony and will be processed through the juvenile court system. Neither had an arrest record. The older girl was taken into custody in the juvenile wing of the Polk County Jail. The younger girl, who the police said expressed remorse, was released to her parents now under house arrest.
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The IEP (Individualized Education Plan) process can be an overwhelming experience for parents. Once the IEP is in place, annual meetings can also leave parents feeling confused and unsure if their child who stutters is receiving the support they need to succeed in school. Please join us and call in with your questions as Lynne Remson, Board Recognized Specialist in Fluency Disorders and Chapter Leader of the NSA Phoenix Family Chapter, reviews the IEP process and helps you understand how to get the most out of your educational partnership with your child's school.
We are honored ot have back on the show Tony Mei who the BSA National Chair for Speical Needs.
Today, Tony and I will be talking about Scout extensions and the ISAP (Individualized Scouting Advancement Plan) which is simular to a IEP in a school setting and we will also be talking about extensions are applied for and received to allow a scout to continue to work on differnt scouting achivements.
Learn the process, what can be asked for, what should be avoided and the ins and outs of the proecss.
This weeks show
~Thank you to rudejester.com for sponsoring us
~Introduction of the 4 guests Sheila, Shannon, Jaime, Jaimee
~ What is an IEP
~Why would the school system want a child to have an IEP
~What is a matrix score and how does it effect the school system
~Why the school system is so quick to "diagnose" your child and give them an IEP
~Physical Restraints are not allowed in psychiatric wards BUT are still allowed in the school system
~Rules vary from state to state on restraints but we will discuss FL
~How to get your child properly diagnosed and on the correct path.
This is told through parents who have encountered the issues with IEP and it only is their views
Babies who have had open-heart surgery, especially those with complex, congenital heart defects (CCHDs), are at much greater risk for brain injury or learning disabilities. Because of the heart defects themselves, and because of the complicated circulation involved with CCHDs, infants are more at risk for strokes. Infants who have had strokes often have brain injury due to stroke and those children with brain injuries caused in early childhood are more at risk for learning disabilities.
While this sounds very frightening, it doesn’t have to mean that your child’s quality of life will be greatly inferior to a child without a heart defect. Today’s show features a heart mom whose child had an anoxic brain injury (which is fairly uncommon), a pediatric cardiologist and pediatric neurologist from Boston Children’s Hospital, and a special education advocate. These expert Guests share information to help others navigate raising a child with a brain injury and/or learning disability.
Presented by Special Education Attorney, Jeffrey A. Gottlieb. Learn how to be effective at an IEP meeting, such that your child receives appropriate placement, services and goals. Check website for IEP informational materials at www.specialeducationattorneyatlaw.com.
With more children with complex, congenital heart defects, or CHDs, living beyond their first of year of life than ever before, parents and the professionals working with those children need to know what normal development is for this group of survivors. What kind of behaviors are normal or common? Is it to be expected that the majority of these children will be labeled “Failure to Thrive”? Is it common for children with major heart defects to need feeding tubes? How does the use of feeding tubes affect speech and language development? What can parents and the professionals working with them do to help these smallest survivors have a good quality of life? Who should be part of children’s care team? When should parents seek outside help? These questions and more are answered in today’s episode: What is Normal Child Development for Children with Complex Congenital Heart Defects?
Meet Doreen Fulton, creator of an IEP for Parents. This is a lifeline for parents with special needs children. Heck - its a great resource for any parent.
Doreen seeks to give voice to the unspoken dreams of young adults with special needs. She is most successful in this endeavor when working with their Moms. When Mom is given the opportunity to focus on her unspoken dreams, she gains clarity, connects with her own strengths, interests, and passions and is more open to the strengths and gifts of her children.
Join Ann White, host and author of Living with Spirit Energy as she introduces you to this remarkable resource.
Both Ann and Doreen are authors in the inspriational anthology, Pebbles in the Pond
Special Shout Out to Cymber Lily Quinn for her Reiki infused healing harp music that opens and closes our program.
Shane Greer is the New Face of a Stroke as he a stroke while his mother carried him (utero stroke).Shane's mother knew that Shane was not progressing as he should so she had him tested at various institutionslike Kennedy Krieger. Shane was given an IEP to allow him to get appropriate education; however, Shane diagnosis of utero stroke went UNDIAGNOSED until the age of 19. STROKE does not look the same...this is NOT your grandmother's promblem...it's all of ours! Treat your bod right, know your body and know the symptoms.
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