Tag Archives: IEP Team meetings

Unseemly IEP Team Member: “The Pseudo-Psychologist”

Published on May 27, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

quick online loans “The Pseudo-Psychologist” The “Pseudo-Psychologist” does not necessarily have to be a school psychologist.  It is any staff member who begins throwing around psychological terms as if they are certain they have all of the answers.  Far worse is when you get the Pseudo-Psychologist who starts opining as to the appropriateness of the […]

If It’s Almost Fixed, Let’s Not Break It

Published on May 22, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

It’s not even June yet, but my tolerance for the gamesmanship that accompanies so many Annual Review IEP meetings is getting lower by the day.  In particular, it never ceases to amaze me how very quickly some special education administrators want to yank services from a kid the moment it becomes clear that they are […]

Should I Hire a Special Education Advocate or an Attorney?

Published on May 19, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

I am often asked by prospective clients and parents of children with special education needs who attend workshops and speeches I give:  “I know I need some help at my child’s IEP meetings, but should I hire a special education advocate or a special education lawyer?”  It’s an excellent question, and in a very lawyerly […]

Unseemly IEP Team Member: “The Wily Fox”

Published on May 15, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

“The Wily Fox” From the perspective of a parents’ special education attorney, this is the most dangerous of all IEP Team members.   A Wily Fox is a person, usually a high level special education administrator, who has been studying the IDEA.  Often, they have attended a number of conferences on special education law, and sometimes […]