Guidance and Support for Developing Educational Plans
As an experienced special education professional, I know how important it is to have a working relationship with school personnel to develop educational plans that achieve desired results.
Support During the Special Education Process
Going through the special education process can be hard, so do not do it alone. I will help you through the process of developing an appropriate individual educational plan (IEP) for your child and assist in reviewing your child’s IEP each year. This can be done in person or online as we move through process of developing your child’s program and IEP goals and objectives for the upcoming school year.
I am also skilled in helping to develop individualized assistance plans or building plans as well as 504 plans to students needing accommodations.
Emphasizing Your Child’s Strengths and Needs
I recognize that each child has unique needs and I am sensitive to the complex needs of the each child when developing plans. It is important to work closely with school staff members to identify solutions that successfully accommodate special needs. I will assist you in leading discussions that focus specifically on your child’s unique gifts, abilities and interests.
Providing Support During IEP Meetings
Many parents need support before, during and after IEP meetings. My service to parents includes being available to attend IEP, 504, and team meetings at school. Before the meeting, I will spend time getting to know your child by observing in the classroom and speaking with you and their teachers. I will also assist parents in preparing for the meeting by generating questions and requests. During the meeting, I will take notes, ensure parents’ questions are answered and collaborate with the school team to create a comprehensive plan. After the meeting (which is a very important part), I always meet with parents to help process all the information and evaluate the next steps.
Enabling Smooth Transitions
Transition planning is very important for young adults with special needs. This is when getting the support that your child needs is invaluable. During this time, support will be provided to parents and children with special needs before, during, and after transitions are made. The goal of transition planning involves assuring that your child will have a plan for each transition that they will make, whether it is moving up a grade level, going to college, or entering into the work world.
If you feel these services can help you in evaluating the effectiveness of your child’s IEP, transition plan or 504 plan, please contact me today.