Making Education work for your extraordinary child
Special Education chose me.
I am a mom, advocate and attorney who believes every child should have the support and tools they need to succeed in school. When I began the process of seeking special education services for my son, I realized it was a complex and emotionally charged journey and no parent should go through it alone.
Exceptional Children Special Education Advocacy will support and advocate for you and your child while strengthening your relationship with the school system. I can assist you in requesting an initial evaluation, during the IEP/504 plan process, or through dispute resolution with the school district.
This isn’t a sexy blog post, but it is an essential reminder: put any concerns about your child’s progress, services they may or may not be receiving, IEP, 504 plan, Zoom issues, etc. in writing.
Improve two Executive Function skills that are helpful, not just in dealing with the continued uncertainty of the pandemic but are also necessary life skills. This article from Beyond Book Smart discusses practical steps for enhancing two Executive Function skills: Emotional Regulation & Flexible Thinking.
DESE’s most recent FAQ continues to remind districts of their obligations to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with IEPs
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) provided technical guidance to schools, districts and IEP Teams to assist them in making determinations for COVID-19 compensatory education or supports to students with IEPs.
Understood.org says that executive functioning can be described as “the management system of the brain.” This is a good umbrella way of thinking about the executive functions but to get more specific, executive functions generally include the following skills: impulse control, emotional control, flexible thinking, working memory, self-monitoring, planning and prioritizing, task initiation and organization.