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IEP Goals, Behavioral part 1

Writing Behavioral IEP Goals, part 1 When the IEP team is writing behavioral goals for a student with behavioral challenges, it is very easy to write the goal with the intent of reducing or stopping a particular behavior like aggression…
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Special Ed Advocacy San Jose Goals

Your child’s assessments are done, and it is time to draw up goals at the IEP team meeting.  Because goals drive services, accommodations, and placement, they are crucial.  Here are some guidelines on writing effective goals.  The acronym is SMART….
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IEP Rules Santa Cruz

IEP GOLDEN RULES There are some Golden IEP rules that apply to each and every IEP in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties, as well as throughout the State of California. We strongly recommend following them to help your child…
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Why Hire A Special Education Advocate Santa Clara County

There are several reasons to hire a special education advocate. A child with an IEP is entitled a free appropriate public education (FAPE).  The child’s school district must provide the services necessary for a child to receive FAPE.  Sometimes there…
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IEP Intent

The intent of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a contract designed to specify how a local educational authority will provide free appropriate public education (FAPE) for students with disabilities who have been found eligible for special education services.  It…
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Why hire an advocate?

We understand how difficult it is to go to an IEP (Individualized Education Program) meeting….to sit at a table and listen to a lengthy, on-going discussion about all the stuff your child can NOT do….it hurts your heart, it dulls…
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