Please Take My Crutches
A 17-year-old high-school student recently walked into a high-stakes test without the accommodations that he had received for years. This was not an arbitrary administrative decision; it was his choice.
CEC Report on The State of the Special Education Profession
There is a new report out from the Council for Exceptional Children, The State of the Special Education Profession Survey Report.
Is Your Child’s IEP Really Making a Difference?
Unfortunately, far too often, parents find that their child’s IEP is neither all that individualized nor helping their child make substantial gains. This blog examines three concerns often expressed about IEPs.
When Brain Training Works – Points of Controversy
Pre-publication publicity for a new book on the value of brain training claims that there are 5 conditions that make it effective. While this discussion surfaces some important considerations, it is likely to disappoint anyone who adheres strictly to the five conditions. Here’s where the advice falls short.
Your Child Has an IEP, but Is the Gap Closing?
Statistics and charts are standard fare at an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) meeting. The teachers and professionals are likely to show you where your child is performing relative to the