Tag Archives: IEP

Helping Students with Learning Disabilities Succeed by Setting Short- and Long-Term Goals

By Andrew Hawk When working with students with learning disabilities, teachers and school psychologists look for a pattern of strengths and weaknesses in students’ learning attributes. For example, a student may have a strong short-term memory, but long-term memory retrieval … Continue reading

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How Parents Can Advocate for Their Child with Special Needs at School

By Andrew Hawk The relationship between the parents of a student with special needs and the personnel of the school the student attends can be tricky to say the least. I have seen disagreements erupt from parents thinking students get … Continue reading

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How to Help Parents Navigate the IEP Process

By Andrew Hawk Having spent the last eleven years as a teacher, including eight as a special education teacher, I have been through the IEP process numerous times. Last month, I moved to the other side of the table as … Continue reading

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Everything Special Education Teachers Want from Their Principals* (*But Are Afraid to Ask For)

By Andrew Hawk In the decades since special education became a mainstay in American education, the details of it (such as delivery models and individual education plan formats) have continued to evolve. From state to state and even school district … Continue reading

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9 Tips to Help Special Education Teachers and Classroom Teachers Collaborate

By Andrew Hawk The evolution of public education in America has prompted the need for collaboration between colleagues in public schools. This is especially true regarding special education and classroom teachers. For two years in a row, the Department of … Continue reading

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