Wrightslaw Back to School 2018 is a self-study series of reading and information, written assignments, and maybe even a quiz or two, that will help you prepare for the school year.
When you complete the series, you'll get a certificate for a job well done!
As the school year begins, it is a good time to reflect back on any frustrations, disappointments, and mistakes made last year!
It's a great time to think about avoiding unnecessary mistakes next year.
Caution! Common mistakes that are often made by -
Mistakes People Make - Parents
Frustrating missteps getting you down when negotiating with the school? Need help steering clear of disagreements with the school team?
The stakes are high. Don't shoot yourself in the foot.
It is difficult for parents of children with special educational needs to advocate calmly and objectively for their children.
Learn some common mistakes parents make that undermine their ability to obtain appropriate services.
In Session 1: Mistakes Parents Make, you will learn how to protect your relationships with school personnel, how you can insure your concerns will be taken seriously, and how you can put yourself in a stronger position to obtain better educational services for your child.
Get your Homework Assignment #1.
Mistakes People Make - Advocates
An advocate (who is often the parent of a child with special needs) can provide invaluable assistance to parents trying to make their way through the complexities of special education law and procedures.
Find out what advocates should do to keep a cool head and apply informed judgment every step of the way in the special ed process.
Anxious about this school year? Remembering the frustrations, disappointments, and mistakes made in the past? Caution!
In Session 2: Mistakes Advocates Make you will learn that the more serious mistake advocates may make are generally ones of excess. Find out how to avoid these common mistakes!
Get your Homework Assignment #2 - Download and complete your checklist.
Mistakes People Make - Independent Evaluators
A comprehensive assessment will help you understand your child and plan your child’s education.
Parents need a competent, credible independent evaluator to make their case for services or a specific program for their child.
In due process hearings there is usually no more important witness for the family.
In Session 3: Mistakes Independent Evaluators Make you will learn what independent evaluators should, and should not, do. You will also find out how to choose the right evaluator with appropriate credentials, referral sources, and learn what questions to ask.
Get your Homework Assignment #3 - Take the Quiz.
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