Tag Archives: IEPs

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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Legal Protections for Kids with LD

By Rhoda Cummings, Ed.D., author of The Survival Guide for Kids with LD Kids with LD (learning differences) are most successful at school, at home, and in their communities when they have strong advocates. In most cases, these advocates are parents … Continue reading

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