Tuesday, October 1, 2013
If you are a parent with a child with a disability, then you know better than anyone that your child is so much more than that label. You also know the struggle to prove that to the world and the hope that your child can teach you. This Father describes these feelings very well in a letter he writes to his daughter about his path in dealing with having a child born with a disability. See the video link below:
Father Writes a Letter to His Daughter with Down Syndrome
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Indiana’s law requires school employees to be trained in:
- Prevention and de-escalation techniques including Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and conflict de-escalation.
- The safe use of physical restraint and seclusion to be used only as a last resort when a student presents a danger to self or others.
Monday, August 5, 2013
Read the rest of "A Nation of Wimps" on Psychology Today's website:
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
In order to measure your child’s progress, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team must first indentify her current levels as a base line or a starting point for creating goals. Present levels of academic achievement and functional performance are based on data from objective assessments. The team uses this data to write measurable IEP goals that will allow you and the school to monitor your child's progress.
- How often will you measure my child's progress?
- What tests or assessments will you use to measure my child's progress?
- How often will you communicate with me about my child's progress of lack of progress?
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The 1997 Amendments to IDEA are explicit in what they require of an IEP team addressing behavioral problems of children with disabilities:
Friday, March 29, 2013