I was in Wal-Mart earlier this week and noticed that school supplies are already making their way into the shopping carts of parents. I thought now would be a good time to give some back-to-school tips to help parents be prepared for the upcoming school year. Continue reading
The iAdvocate app is a free app developed at the Syracuse University School of Education. The app grew out of a need to provide resources for parents of students with disabilities. According to the developers: “the goal of iAdvocate is to share and develop specific strategies with parents for working collaboratively with a school team to improve their children’s education. iAdvocate uses problem-based learning strategies, simulations, and provides contextual access resources to build parental advocacy skills and knowledge.”
This is a wonderful app to download and have ready for when you attend ARD (IEP) meetings. The app is available in the App Store and on Google Play.
- Preparing for Your Upcoming ARD (IEP) Meeting
- Tips for Attending the ARD (IEP) Meeting
- Follow Up After the ARD (IEP) Meeting
- Common Mistakes Parents Make
This post is intended to give you a general idea of the law. However, each situation is different. If you need more specific information about how the law applies to your situation you should contact a special education attorney.
With summer months being a slow time at Davis Advocates, I take the time to catch up on my reading, both professionally and for fun. Do you have a summer reading list of books to help you be a better advocate for your child? Below are some of the books I am reading to help me improve my advocacy skills.
- Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD, & Executive Function Deficits by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy
- All About Tests & Assessments by Melissa Lee Farrall, PhD, SAIF, Pamela Darr Wright, MA, MSW and Peter W.D. Wright, Esq.
- Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz
- Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, Bruce Patton
As I add more to my list, I will update this posting. Feel free to comment with books that are on your summer reading list. Happy Reading!