90 episodes

Become a knowledgable parent advocate who understands the IEP system from all sides! This podcast aims to help you secure an IEP that provides a positive learning environment for your child without having to fight with the school by sharing "insider" information about school and IEP culture along with strategies effective parent advocates use to get what they need for their child!

www.TheIEPLab.com

The IEP Lab offers the Decoding IEP Data Online Workshop, self paced and supported courses, and the virtual Parent IEP Advocacy Summit in September 2022!

The Parent IEP Lab Beth Liesenfeld, MOT, OTR/L

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Become a knowledgable parent advocate who understands the IEP system from all sides! This podcast aims to help you secure an IEP that provides a positive learning environment for your child without having to fight with the school by sharing "insider" information about school and IEP culture along with strategies effective parent advocates use to get what they need for their child!

www.TheIEPLab.com

The IEP Lab offers the Decoding IEP Data Online Workshop, self paced and supported courses, and the virtual Parent IEP Advocacy Summit in September 2022!

    E89: School Psychologists [IEP Team BONUS Series]

    E89: School Psychologists [IEP Team BONUS Series]

    Welcome to this week's IEP Team Bonus Series Episode!
    Today we talk about the qualifications of a school psychologist, a but about the difference between school and clinical psychologist, and what they actually DO inside the school!
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    **NEW** Free Guide: IEP Process Ste-By-Step Guide (including when to share parent input!)
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    • 18 min
    E88: Parent Rights, Inclusion & Placement with Ashley Barlow

    E88: Parent Rights, Inclusion & Placement with Ashley Barlow

    Welcome to a little bit of a more casual episode that's PACKED with information and context about the special education process!
    Today's guest is Ashley Barlow of The Special Education Advocacy Podcast. A former special education teacher, parent to a child with Down Syndrome, and special education attourney. 
    In this episode we discuss:
    1) Parent Rights
    2) Inclusion (including a non-deffinition of inclusion...)
    3) and Placement!
    And Ashley asks me about the role of OT, patterns of parent advocacy that were effective, and goals!
    **NEW** Freebie: IEP Process Step-By-Step Guide (& when to share parent input to feel heard!)
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    E86: Why Collaboration? With Lisa Baskin-Wright

    E86: Why Collaboration? With Lisa Baskin-Wright

    We talk about how imporatant collaboration is...but it doesn't always work, right?
    In this episode, Lisa Baskin-Wright, a general education teacher first, then a parent advocate for her daughter, talks about her own experience with working with her child's IEP team using collaborative methods, what happened when that failed, and why she continues to try to return to collaboritive efforts as much as possible in her work as an Advocate!
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    • 39 min
    E87: Speech Language Pathologists [IEP Team BONUS Series]

    E87: Speech Language Pathologists [IEP Team BONUS Series]

    **LAST DAY FOR GIVEAWAY!!**
    I used to think Speech Language Pathologists (SLP's) just helped people to talk more clearly...
    ...turns out they do A LOT more than that!
    In this epispode we discuss:
    -Qualifications for SLP's (and a TINY but about SLP Assistants)
    -Speech Therapy scope of practice (articulation, expressive & receptive language, pragmatics, and augmentitive and alternitive communication)
    -Roles (case manager, treatment provider)
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    • 27 min
    E85: Preschool Teachers (General Education AND Special Education (ECSE's)!

    E85: Preschool Teachers (General Education AND Special Education (ECSE's)!

    Welcome to the 4th week of the IEP Team Bonus Series!
    Today we ae talking preschool teachers, and there are 2 different situations!
    1) A district hires a preschool teacher who is a general education teacher AND an "itenerant" ECSE (early childhood special education teacher)
    2) A district can hire someone who is DUAL certified and is the general education teacher AND the ECSE!
    In this episode we break down each situation, what the qualifications are, and what their job actually looks like!
    All to give you a little context on what's happening "behind the scenes" in preschool classrooms!
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    • 21 min
    E84: How to Get an Aid/Paraprofessional/Para/Para-pro!

    E84: How to Get an Aid/Paraprofessional/Para/Para-pro!

    We are finally talking about it!
    Today's episode is about 1:1 or getting a para for your child and what school team's consider when they are making this decision!
     
    In this episode we talk about:
    1) What schools look for when determining if your child has a para need.
    2) How to structure your ask!
    3) Why you may get pushback from the school and how to overcome this pushback.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

K_peace14 ,

Great podcast to support understanding of the IEP process

This podcast is so valuable for parents!! Each episode dives deeper into different parts of the IEP and specific questions that naturally come up as part of being on an IEP team as a parent. Beth is so knowledgeable and presents information in such an easy to access and apply way. Every time I have a question or want to learn about something more specific, I have been able to go to the episode list and find what I am looking for. I am so thankful for this podcast! It has changed the way I am able to discover what my big questions are and then act on them.

ponchodonkey ,

Very helpful podcast!

It’s true that there’s very few resources for us IEP parents out there. I was so glad to find this one! Beth’s interviews, insights and support have been extremely helpful!

dncr59 ,

The Parent IEP Lab

This podcast has the most helpful information. The information is practical, useful and explained clearly. Resources are referenced so one can access after listening.

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