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Tweet You sent in your request. Your kiddo’s been assessed. You’ve done all that you can do, and now you’re sitting and waiting for the IEP meeting. Most parents don’t know that there’s something else you can do before you walk into that meeting. Did you know you can request the results from the assessments […]

Tweet Jennifer Bollero is Tandem Teaching’s new favorite find. In her own words, she is “an attorney, arbitrator, mediator and loving mother of an autistic daughter.” Her beautiful article, 8 steps to Better IEP Meetings: Play Hearts, Not Poker, has more tips and sound advice than you can find in many books heralded by leading […]

Tweet Has your kid ever come home, tears welling up in their eyes, holding out a test they failed, feeling totally bewildered as to why they failed it? Have you felt baffled, knowing they knew the material inside and out, wondering why they couldn’t perform? Many people suffer from test anxiety, and man oh man […]

Tweet The emails and phone calls I received from clients and friends after last week’s post  inspired me. Many of you were worried about the fact that sometimes children over-associate with them, and assume their challenges are the same as the ones they see their parents struggle with. Throughout my years of teaching, I’ve begun […]