Specialty Sisters Talk

IEP’s, Health Care Plans, and 504’s. Who’s responsible? What questions do I ask?

504 ESE Health Care Plans IEP Questions to ask special education Teacher

As a special education teacher in Florida, nothing is more real or more heartwarming when a parent shows for an IEP (Individual Education Plan) meeting, and even more when they ask questions. An IEP is something your child would be given in school to help close an achievement gap due to a disability, health, or other diagnoses. The gaps could be academic, behavioral, physical, with communication (speech/language), and more.  The IEP team (you, teachers, related arts, and others) would come up with goals specific to YOUR child to close any gaps with their peers. The ESE teacher (special education teacher)...

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Becoming a Hemo Family

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Becoming a Hemo Family

The transition from living what was considered a "normal" life to our new normal was …. Different. Looking back to before Grayson's diagnosis, there were so many signs he had hemophilia. Without getting into all the details and multiple stories, this should have been discovered way earlier.   Grayson had issues crawling, walking, and playing at times, which did not stop him from playing like a normal toddler BOY. He jumped, ran, and played just as hard as any other boy... sometimes with painful consequences.  It turns out my husband and I always had concerns about his bruising and periodic joint...

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Specialty Sisters Talk

Specialty Sisters Talk

We are just two sisters who happen to be educators and advocates for many things. 

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