Back to School: establish an effective team for your special needs child

As we prepare for back to school in August.  We need to start thinking about how we want this school year to go in comparison to the previous or the multiple years prior.  Each year, whether in public or private school, students have a new teacher and often an entire new team of teachers.   The … Continue reading Back to School: establish an effective team for your special needs child

Back to School: What to do when the Going Gets Tough

We are going on week two for school, really only day three come Monday and teachers have to hit the ground running teaching students how to follow rules, procedures and schedules then add the curriculum content and all the mandatory pre-testing, benchmark testing and assessing required.  I teach high school and am completely outnumbered and … Continue reading Back to School: What to do when the Going Gets Tough

holy behavior plan, batman

Yesterday, I amended my son's IEP and behavior plan.  It was another 2 hour meeting.  My last meeting was 2.5 hours and was to determine eligibility (the longest IEP...) At our last meeting, the behavior plan was so terrible that we had to agree to meet again to change it. A draft copy of the … Continue reading holy behavior plan, batman

It will get harder before it gets easier…

Tips for parents who struggle with behaviors and children who have limited language skills. Follow up to our January 1st meltdown over not being able to do the wash (laundry) at his time with his routine.  Max messed up his entire room in protest of not being able to put the soap in the machine. … Continue reading It will get harder before it gets easier…

does the teacher complain about ..?

Does the teacher complain about your special needs child's behavior? Stories and advice on what to do when problems arise at school. We have had our share of terrible stories about school and sadly everyone has a story or knows someone with a story.  My son was pretty much non-verbal in preschool.  This seemed to … Continue reading does the teacher complain about ..?