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The Special Ed Advocate

Compensatory Ed: 9 Simple Strategies to Collect Data and Track Progress
by Pamela Wright, Wrightslaw.com


Today's issue is a 2 minute read (631 words ).

Good Thursday morning!

In the last issue of The Special Ed Advocate, we urged you to learn all you can about compensatory education now.

In this issue of The Special Ed Advocate, we take a look at . . .

  1. 9 Simple Strategies to Collect Data, Track Progress and Make Your Child's Case for Compensatory Education

  2. Share a Special Offer on the Wrightslaw Bundle (Hot Tip! the Bundle includes the infamous All About IEPs.)

  3. New! COVID-19 and Special Education: Legal Resources from Wrightslaw

  4. Update on Wrightslaw Training Programs

Please invite your friends and colleagues to subscribe to The Special Ed Advocate.

Let's learn something new today!


1. 9 Simple Strategies to Collect Data, Track Progress and Make Your Child's Case for Comp Ed

In 9 Simple Strategies to Collect Data and Track Progress, we share creative ways to collect data and track progress to make your child's case for compensatory education services.

You'll learn how to use your cell phone to make progress videos and use simple checklists to create records and a paper trail. We share perilous pitfalls to avoid.

We know the idea of "tracking progress" and "gathering data" may sound a bit intimidating. But when you use our parent-tested strategies, you'll see that tracking progress and creating a record isn't all that hard.

You can do this!

https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/covid.data.progress.htm



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2. Special Offer: 25% Off on a Bundle of Wrightslaw

The Famous Wrightslaw Bundle - Was $77.80. Now $58.35!

The Wrightslaw Bundle includes four Wrightslaw books:
  • Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition,
  • Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition,
  • Wrightslaw: All About IEPs, and
  • Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments, 2nd Edition.
The New Wrightslaw PDF Bundle (all four books in PDF) is now available as an immediate download.



3. New! Special Education in the COVID-19 Era: Legal Resources from Wrightslaw

We feel strongly about the need to provide information to subscribers and Wrightslaw visitors, so we've been writing up a storm.

In March 2020, when COVID-19 closed schools across the country, we began collecting information and resources from a variety of sources. We've gathered legal resources on a new page, Special Education Legal Resources in the COVID-19 Era from Wrightslaw.

https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/covid.index.htm

The information on Special Education Legal Resources in the COVID-19 Era is divided into three categories:
  • Legal Guidance from the USDOE;
  • Other Legal Guidance; and
  • Practical Advice from Wrightslaw.

We expect to add new categories and new articles, documents, and information to this page.

You'll find links to new articles about how families can manage their child's special education in these perilous times at Practical Advice from Wrightslaw.

https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/covid.index.htm#advice


4. Update on Wrightslaw Training Programs

Pete continues to provide special education law and advocacy training. There a few differences in these programs - all good:

  • Pete can more easily tailor a program to meet the "unique needs" of his audience;
  • More people can attend - the audience isn't constrained by distance; and
  • No one has to board a plane or drive for hours to attend a virtual Wrightslaw training program.

In September, Pete provided a 6+ hr training program (in 3 segments) to Air Force and Army staff in Exceptional Family Member Programs in dozens of countries around the world.

Although the logistics for the Air Force / Army training program were daunting, the program was a terrific success.

https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/covid.index.htm


Revised: 10/22/20



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