Aug 142014
Welcome to Learning Abled Kids' Basic IEP Training for Educationally Involved Parents

Do you need some Free IEP Training? If you have a child on an IEP and feel like you’re a lost fish swimming in an ocean of special education jargon, I’ve been there! Let me welcome to Learning Abled Kids’ IEP Training. Since IEPs can determine what your child is taught, how your child is taught, who teaches the content, as well as when and where your child’s education is provided, the IEP is a critical document. The IEP is the document that holds the school accountable for teaching your child. If you are a teacher, an IEP is your […]

Aug 032014
Learning Abled Kids Basic IEP Training Course Content

IEP Training Course Content This course consists of six units which correspond to the required sections of an IEP. The required sections are: Present Levels of Performance Goals & Objectives Supports & Services Accomodations & Modifications Measures of Progress Placement Each unit will familiarize you with the purpose of one of these IEP sections. You will also learn about the required content for the specific section and will allow you to read the specific portion of IDEA laws which detail the contents of the IEP section. To proceed directly through the course, without missing any units, you can use the […]

Jul 182014
IEP Goals for Written Expression or Difficulty with Writing

Two Quick Tips Before Creating IEP Goals for Written Expression: If your child struggles at all with the handwriting component of writing, be sure to check out the IEP Goals for Writing , Keyboarding and Copying for Students with Dysgraphia or Handwriting Difficulties too. Measurable IEP Goals for Written Expression are needed for all writing skills. Therefore, you may also want to check out: + “How To Teach Handwriting to A Child with Dysgraphia.” And + “Help Your Child Learn Grammar Without Hating It!” too. If your child can write more easily, then he is more likely to express himself […]

Jun 192014
IEP Goals for Organization Skills - Measurable Goals Part II

Learning to write Measureable IEP Goals for organization can help you write a goal for ANY instruction your child needs, including organizational skills. Organizational skills CAN be taught, but they require you or your child’s teacher to give your child specific, step-by-step instructions, each and every day, day after day, until the process becomes natural to your child. IEP goals for organization won’t miraculously be met without direct teaching of organization skills. For some reason, organization skills, even when goals are included in an IEP are overlooked in the teaching portion of the day. You can set goals for reading, writing, […]

Apr 042014
IEP Goals for Reading Fluency and Decoding w/ IEP Goal Examples

Make SURE your child makes progress in reading with great IEP goals for reading fluency and reading decoding. Learn How: Great goals will let YOU know if your child is making adequate yearly progress in reading. You’ll know if your child needs better, more, or different reading services if he’s not making progress. (You won’t have to rely on your school’s progress reporting or wonder if their reporting is accurate). 😉 Having well written IEP goals for reading will give you the information you need to KNOW if your child is making adequate yearly progress.  There are example IEP Goals for Reading listed below the information […]

Aug 042013
IEP Goals for Writing , Keyboarding, and Copying

Specific, measurable, IEP Goals for Writing , keyboarding and copying with Example IEP Goals For Your Child In addition to grabbing the example IEP Goals for Writing for copying and keyboarding below, you may want to check out the How-to Teach Handwriting to a Child with Dysgraphia, including Curriculum suggestions page. It will give you a deeper understanding of how handwriting difficulties are best addressed. For a child with dysgraphia, learning to write by hand often requires a period of “copying” to master letter formation and placement. Copying texts eliminates the massive brain processes required to think of what to write, hold it […]

Aug 042013
Executive Functioning IEP Goals for ADHD and Organization

You Can Improve your child’s academic performance with Executive Functioning IEP Goals When writing Executive Functioning IEP Goals, you’ll want to pay close attention to the measurability of each goal. If your child’s organization goals are NOT measurable, how will you know if your child is making any progress? By working to craft measurable goals, you and your child’s school will KNOW if your child is improving in his organization skills. If you have measurable goals, you will be able to adjust the goals as your child becomes more organized. Your child will become more organized if he’s progressing with […]

Aug 042013
Spelling Goals for IEPs for Dyslexia or Writing Disabilities

If your child’s spelling is horrible, you need GREAT Spelling Goals for IEPs. Below, I’ve listed several examples of Spelling Goals for IEPs that are SMART, measureable goals. I’ve included an explanation of how to write smart spelling goals for IEPs. Feel free to use these example spelling goals for IEPs. Adjust them to fit your child’s individual spelling instruction needs. Before we dive into the spelling goals for IEPs, I’d like to point out that IF your child KNOWS spelling rules, but fails to spell words properly when writing, you might want to consider the research-proven method I used to help […]

Aug 032013
Free IEP Training Course: Instructor Biography

Sandy Cook developed this course as a labor of love in trying to help other parents understand and navigate the special education world, particularly IEP meetings.  She remembers how clueless she felt at her first several IEP meetings, the fact that she did not know her child’s rights, and later found out her child’s IEP was inadequate with vague or unmeasurable goals. When Sandy’s oldest son began elementary school, it was clear that he was struggling with language-based learning issues and was eventually identified as having dyslexia. Through attempts to gain appropriate educational services from the local school system, Sandy […]