When the current administration took over the Department of Education, this website disappeared. Educators, parents and politicians noticed. It was recently put back up, but there is a new IDEA website in the works. This one will not be updated, but it has a wealth of advocacy tools until then. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.
Do you have questions about IEPs? You're not alone! You'll find articles, law and regulations, and tips about how to get quality services in your child's IEP on this page. You'll also learn how to use tactics and strategies to negotiate with the school. This page includes IEP cases, recommended books, and free publications about IEPs.
While we support our kids and their struggles in an academic sense, we must also have the power the help our kids mentally face their difficulties with courage and strength. Professor Carol Dweck talks about her groundbreaking work on developing mindsets. She emphasizes the power of "yet" in helping students succeed in and out of the classroom.
Encouraging kid friendly videos on developing a growth mindset in your child. Many things are out of our control, but our own attitude towards our child's growth, challenges, and successes can highly impact the way our child feels about him or herself. These videos can help guide us towards positive growth mindset language.
It's important to be aware of current bills awaiting passage and contact your senator if you feel strongly for or against a bill. Use this link to find your senator: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
The National Institute of Health has found dyslexia is identifiable from age 5.5 years with 92% accuracy. While educational psychologists and professional assessments are the only way to achieve a formal diagnosis, a screening tool that can give you a research-based and accurate indication can help the process along.
Providing parents with the tools, resources, and knowledge to advocate for your child's particular educational needs. My services are designed with parents in mind to empower you with the tools you need to provide your child with the education they deserve, nothing else. I've been through it as a parent and I know how hard it can be. The fits of frustration, embarrassment in the classroom for our kids, and the feelings of helplessness, please know you are NOT alone. We can work with schools to make it better and find solutions to help your child. We no longer wait, we must advocate.