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The Parent IEP Lab
The Parent IEP Lab
Beth Liesenfeld, MOT, OTR/L

Become a knowledgable parent advocate who understands the IEP system from all sides! This podcast aims to help you secure an IEP... more

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E143: Strength Based IEPs

We all hear that we need to have our child's strengths in the IEPs...but what does that actually look like?... more

19 Sep 2023 · 13 minutes
E142: Behavior from a Trauma/Adoptive Lens with Angie Grandt

Behavior has many different underlying layers -- and one often overlooked is trauma. Join me in learning from Angie Grandt,... more

12 Sep 2023 · 28 minutes
E141: Understanding the Importance of Progress Reports

In this episode, we dive into progress reports and discuss what you need to look for and how important they... more

05 Sep 2023 · 10 minutes
E140: State Parent Centers with Erin Camper of Peak Parent Center

Did you know that your state likely has a state parent center? I've heard from many parents that they are... more

29 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
E139: How Will The IEP Lab Support You This Year?

From freebies to courses to summits, here is the plan to support you as a parent advocate this 2023-2024 school... more

22 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
E138: How Many IEP Meetings Should I Have?

Do you know it's possible to have more than one IEP meeting (otherwise an "IEP continuation meeting?"  Now you do!... more

15 Aug 2023 · 11 minutes
E137: Who Do I Bring To the IEP Meeting?

Do you know that it's within your Parent Rights to bring someone to your IEP meeting? Yes? Awesome! But wait...who... more

08 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
E136: Difficult School Teams

You've tried everything -- and that relationship is just not awesome. How can you get un-stuck in your advocacy this... more

01 Aug 2023 · 14 minutes
E135: Untangling Behavior with CPS through a Neurodiversity Affirming Lens with Santana Ficken

CPS (Collaboritive Proactive Solutions) is a model that takes it a step deeper than "behavior" to find support needs or... more

25 Jul 2023 · 50 minutes
E134: The Most Effective Advocacy Approach

Sitting on the "school side" of the IEP table gave me a TON of insights into what approach to the... more

18 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
The Parent IEP Lab
E143: Strength Based IEPs
The Parent IEP Lab