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August 22, 2018
Focus Point: Parent to Teacher Communication

Tune in as Kelly and Lara discuss how difficult it can be for parents to share pertinent information with teachers. Learn ways to help them communicate the positive strengths and abilities of their child. SUBSCRIBE TO VIEW OUR FREE WEBINAR "HOW TO SAVE TIME AND DEVELOP LEGALLY COMPLIANT IEP GOALS" “How to Save Time and Develop […]

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October 30, 2017
Focus Point 7: The Benefits of Social Media on Professional Development

Tune in to Focus Point Episode 7 while Kelly and Lara discuss the benefits that social media for professional growth. What benefits have you experienced using online forums? SUBSCRIBE TO VIEW OUR FREE WEBINAR "HOW TO SAVE TIME AND DEVELOP LEGALLY COMPLIANT IEP GOALS" “How to Save Time and Develop Legally Compliant IEP Goals” is […]

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August 25, 2017
S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Steps® IEP Goal Development

SMARTER Steps IEP Goal Development:  The SMARTER method for IEP goal development was developed by Kelly Ott and Lara Wakefield and published in 2016. The SMART acronym was first coined by George Doran, Arthur Miller, and James Cunningham in 1981.  The November 1981 issue of Management Review included an article titled, "There's a S.M.A.R.T. way […]

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August 22, 2017
Building A S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Future for Students with Disabilities

Building A S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Future for Students with Disabilities. Building a name and reputation as a caring and compassionate educator occurs spontaneously when you are truly client centered. This involves so much more than developing IEP goals or providing therapy services to students. It means, providing the therapy or instruction, ongoing analysis of student’s needs, counseling […]

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July 23, 2017
Momentum for the Back-to-School Challenge

Momentum: READY... SET... GO! Momentum for a continuously positive school year! Even if you did not have access to a calendar, you can tell that the school year is fast approaching by watching social media discussions. The topics have a hint of excitement and show eagerness to get rooms, lesson plans, and theme ideas underway! […]

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November 7, 2016
"More Therapy" versus "Relationship of Delivery to Outcome"

More Therapy versus Relationship of Delivery to Outcome The outcome of therapy relies on more than the amount of therapy minutes provided. “More therapy” versus “relationship of delivery to outcome” has been a popular topic on social media professional discussion groups. Regrettably, this is a dilemma that comes up often in school based practices. During IEP […]

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May 10, 2016
Breaking Down 5 Barriers to Student Led IEPs

            Breaking Down 5 Barriers to Student Led IEPs Schools often have difficulty breaking down 5 barriers to student led IEPs. While evidence suggests that conducting student led IEPs can be beneficial, it has not become a mainstream practice across the nation.  In fact, many schools do not routinely involve […]

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May 9, 2016
Student Led IEP Meetings

Student Led IEP Meetings 2 Essential Benefits of Student Led IEP Meetings The concept of student led IEP meetings is growing momentum. There has been a growing discussion about including students and allowing them to lead the development of their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). While it seems sensible enough to include the student in his […]

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March 29, 2016
SMARTER Steps®: Sculpting Special Needs Students Through The IEP

Sculpting Special Needs Students When Designing the IEP We can sculpt our students by designing an IEP with the end result as our vision. How does an artist develop a sculpture? The three dimensional figures can be constructed by adding material (modelling), removing material (carving) or intermediate techniques such as molding, casting or stamping. While […]

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