Presentation on theme: "Top 10 Tips for EC Success Dr. Betsy Rosenbalm Director of Exceptional Children and Communication Services N-CCS."— Presentation transcript:
Top 10 Tips for EC Success Dr. Betsy Rosenbalm Director of Exceptional Children and Communication Services N-CCS
As an educator, what are the most important tips to remember when serving students with disabilities?
Tip #1: ●Watch your dates, watch your dates, watch your dates!
Tip #2: Make sure you have the RIGHT people at the table!
Tip #3: ●If you put it in the IEP, it’s not an option--it’s a requirement!
Tip #4: ●What’s written in the IEP MUST match what happens in real life!
Tip #5: ●Don’t promise things you can’t deliver!
Tip #6: ●Don’t tell an IEP member NO unless you have an alternative option that is best for the child.
Tip #7: ●Make all IEP decisions with data in hand! Don’t ever make service delivery determinations based solely on emotions or pressure from stakeholders.
Tip #8: ●All EC service providers need to come to an IEP meeting prepared with a completed IEP DRAFT of goals and information!
Tip #9: ●EC students are entitled to a FREE and APPROPRIATE public education in the LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT. Remember: FAIR doesn’t mean that everyone gets the SAME thing. FAIR means everybody gets what they NEED to succeed! !
Tip #10: ● Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you don’t know the answers!
Questions? Contact an EC Support Staff Member! ● ● EC Director ● Program Specialists ● Behavior Specialists ● Administrators ● EC Teachers ● Therapists ● Local Advocates