Negotiating an IEP
Negotiating an IEP

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  • Be familiar with and realistic about your child’s strengths and weakness before attending the IEP.
  • Talk beforehand to your child’s teachers about challenges in the classroom and any solutions.
  • Be patient with yourself and your team. It takes time and experience to develop good negotiation skills and relationships with the professionals involved in your child’s education.
Understanding an IEP
Understanding an IEP

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  • Learning the purpose of an IEP, and some of the common terms used, can help parents feel more confident during an IEP meeting.
  • Always review your child’s IEP to make sure nothing was left out from the meeting.
  • Follow up on your child’s IEP during the school year by keeping in touch with your case manager and your child’s teachers.
Beginning the IEP Process
Beginning the IEP Process

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  • An IEP differs from a 504 plan and requires progress tracking.
  • In Utah, your pediatrician may be able to help speed the evaluation process with a letter of diagnosis.
  • It's important to learn your rights under your state's laws before your IEP meeting.
Kindergarten Countdown: Is Your Child Ready for School?
Kindergarten Countdown: Is Your Child Ready for School?

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    • Provo School District starts soon and there are three things required for your kindergartener to start school.
    • Getting Immunizations can be a positive experience for everyone.
    • Start the school year off on a healthy foot by getting in to see your pediatrician.

Homework Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Homework Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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  • Keep homework sessions predictable and realistic.
  • Learn your child's strengths and find ways to leverage those strengths when studying.
  • Communicate with teachers and find what resources may be available to you at home.
What does autism look like?
What does autism look like?

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  • Autism is a neurological disorder that has gained increased attention over the last decade.
  • Because autism is a spectrum disorder no two children share identical symptoms or severity.
  • Learning to recognize and support children on the spectrum can help them feel more comfortable.
My child has ADHD. How can I make homework easier?
My child has ADHD. How can I make homework easier?

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  • ADHD means kids learn differently, so different strategies are needed.
  • Counter-intuitive moves like more breaks, wearing headphones, or racing can help.
  • Play to your child’s strengths and be flexible within a consistent framework.
Talking About School: Getting Your Child To Open Up
Talking About School: Getting Your Child To Open Up

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  • Asking your children open-ended questions encourages a more detailed response.
  • Some children need a little time after they get home from school to open up.
  • Be respectful of your children’s feelings and don’t try to solve their problems for them.
Tips to Un-Distance Distance Learning
Tips to Un-Distance Distance Learning

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  • Networking with other distance learning parents can help everyone feel less overwhelmed.
  • There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges of distance learning.
  • Be patient with yourself and your child as you navigate distance learning through this pandemic.
7 Ways To Prepare Your Kids To Return To School During A Pandemic
7 Ways To Prepare Your Kids To Return To School During A Pandemic

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  • Preparing your kids to go back to school during a pandemic is uncharted territory.
  • Handwashing, hand sanitizing, physical distancing, mask wearing, and limiting sharing supplies are all necessary for a safe return.
  • If your child is sick or has been exposed to Covid-19, keep them home.

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