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May 24, 2019
Tips for Working with Occupational Therapists | LA County Special Education

Tips for Working with Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapy is a part of life for many special needs families. Some children begin working with these therapists before they ever head to school while […]
May 21, 2019
Get Ready for a Calm, Productive Summer Break | LA County Special Education

Get Ready for a Calm, Productive Summer Break

With summer break less than a month away for most elementary, middle school and high school students, now is the time to start considering what your […]
May 11, 2019
Tips for Working with Speech Therapists | LA County Special Education

Tips for Working with Speech Therapists

A surprising number of children have problems with speech, including children who have no other noticeable medical problems or mental delays. In fact, statistics from the […]
April 26, 2019
Making Time for Therapy in a Busy Schedule | LA County Special Education

Making Time for Therapy in a Busy Schedule

Families with special needs children are routinely busy. Not only do they have the usual activities of school and extracurricular activities, but also they must grapple […]

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April 13, 2019
Finishing the School Year Strongly | LA County Special Education Plan

Finishing the School Year Strongly

While it is certainly important to get a strong start at the beginning of the school year because this is what sets the tone for the […]
April 9, 2019
The Basics of Student Progress Monitoring | LA County Special Education

The Basics of Student Progress Monitoring

You may assume that your child’s progress is being constantly monitored in school. However, if you do not know for sure how your child is being […]
March 29, 2019
Tips for Parents to Address Bullying | LA County Special Education

Tips for Parents to Address Bullying

Bullying can happen to any child of any age, gender, size, socioeconomic level or family background. However, children who have certain disabilities are more likely to […]
March 26, 2019
How to Build Personal Interests into an IEP | LA County Special Education

How to Build Personal Interests into an IEP

After a while, school can seem pretty basic and boring for most students. Every class day may seem like the one before it, and tests may […]
September 7, 2018

The Art of Negotiation

In the ideal world, parents of special needs students would get the perfect IEPs and extra services for their children and be satisfied with what the […]
August 27, 2018
Short-Term versus Long-Term Planning | Los Angeles Special Education

Short-Term versus Long-Term Planning

Both short-term and long-term planning have a place in special education planning. However, you may see only one type of planning being used for your child. […]
July 13, 2018
How to Prepare Your Child for an Evaluation | Los Angeles Special Education

How to Prepare Your Child for an Evaluation

Before your school-age child can be set up with an IEP or special education services, he or she must be evaluated to prove that there are […]
July 11, 2018
Planning for the First IEP Meeting | Los Angeles Special Education

Planning for the First IEP Meeting

IEP meetings are held at least once per year for every special needs student in the school district. This meeting will include the parents, the teachers […]
June 29, 2018
How Does Divorce Affect Special Needs Planning? | Los Angeles Special Education

How Does Divorce Affect Special Needs Planning?

Divorce can be hugely difficult for any family to navigate and is doubly so when special needs children are involved. Whereas most children of divorce must […]
June 22, 2018
Data That Parents Should Collect and Keep | Los Angeles Special Education

Data That Parents Should Collect and Keep

Just as you keep records of your taxes, insurance policies and other important papers, you should also be keeping full records on your child’s education especially […]