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A teacher with a stack of binders on her desk which is just one part of the teachers role in an IEP.
Special Education IEP
Suzie Dalien

Teachers Role In An IEP

The school system is strained… that’s a fact. This strain adds a tremendous amount of work to teachers already drowning in paperwork… To correctly write an IEP, it takes a

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Parents at an IEP meeting which is one of their rights in the IEP process.
Special Education IEP
Suzie Dalien

Parental Rights In The IEP Process

Most parents don’t know they have rights in the IEP process. Recently, I had a conversation with a very concerned mother… it went something like this; Mother; “But, I’ve only been

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Children with an IEP sitting at their desks in a special education classroom.
Special Education IEP
Suzie Dalien

Special Education IEP Defined

I had been teaching in special education and attended many IEP meetings for nearly two decades when my son was diagnosed with Autism… It was evident to me for a

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Students raise their hands in a self-contained classroom with their teacher asking a question.
Special Education Classrooms
Suzie Dalien

Self-Contained Classroom Defined

Parents often reach out to us when their child is placed in a self-contained classroom. They want to know if it is the best placement for their child. So let’s

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