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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. My own experience of advocating for my son through high school was pretty grueling, so I am training to become an advocate and parent mentor. The process for identifying services and educating special needs children shouldn't have to be so difficult and, by now, their rights should be well known and at the forefront of any discussion pertaining to these children.
Be that as it may, parents need to get educated! This is a terrific book for any parent who would like to know the basic premise of what their child should be experiencing through the IEP process and receiving services. I had a list of questions before I read this book, based on gaps in my knowledge after dealing with the "super secret" services, ambiguous promises and code names my educational service district used to impede the process until I was just plumb worn out and was happy to take whatever they were willing to offer for my child.
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All of my questions were answered! I especially appreciated the videos that are included via a link provided at the end of each chapter. Cohen does not sugar coat the process, nor does she promise everything under the sun. Part of advocating for your child will have to be remembering that you don't get everything you want, but should be getting everything your child NEEDS. Just a suggestion for future editions: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Yael is an expert on education with over 30 years experience in the field of special needs.
As such she brings an insiders perspective to the way that both parents, educators and dare I say it, legislators should approach the way children can get the most from their time in the education system. The book would benefit from an explanation of what the acronyms she uses stand for.
Maybe I missed it. It brings out a fire in me I did not know I possessed. I have created a list of the things I bring to IEP meetings. Some are not items you can hold physically, but you can mentally or emotionally, and that may make all the difference. I need the strength to bite my lip, squeeze my hand and hold my breath. These are the things I do when I have to listen to the challenges and the goals not achieved.
No one in that room knows my child as well as me. I will say all I can to be his advocate and defend all I can. I will also challenge what needs to be. Many in this room who are telling me what they think is best can benefit from some perspective about our everyday experiences. It really opens eyes and minds. I will always start with kindness and the hope that we can all come together.
I believe I am more clearly heard when we can talk with one another and not at. Because I need to have hope. I need to believe in the system and that we can come together for my child to succeed. I do tend to cry. No one knows our children better than we do. We need to make sure we are ready with the information that can help our child get the correct services.
Another tip is to know the laws.
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The there is another book by the same author that will help with understanding the laws. This book is great for helping parents know what to expect with an IEP and how to get one that works well for their child. Get to Know Us. Not Enabled Word Wise: Enabled Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?