Specific Learning Disorders

Specific Learning Disorders

According to the DSM-5*, the term Specific Learning Disorder (aka SLD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder with a biological origin that affects an individual’s academic skills, not their developmental milestones.   Let me break down some of those terms for you and...
A Parent’s Guide to IEP Meetings

A Parent’s Guide to IEP Meetings

A Parent’s Guide to IEP Meetings There is no way to deny it, IEP meetings are stressful and hard for any parent. I know professionals who go into meetings as advocates for other families regularly but still struggle with attending an IEP meeting for their own...
Your IEP Questions Answered

Your IEP Questions Answered

What is an IEP? An IEP is an Individualized Education Plan, and it is developed for students with special needs.  It is a document that summarizes their needs and how their program has been individualized to meet their needs.  It includes the student’s goals,...
The IEP Process

The IEP Process

Individualized Education Plans or IEPs are documents created for individuals with special needs. They provide information about how the student’s educational path will differ from their peers.  Each IEP should be tailored to the needs of the student it is created...