Universal Design for Learning

16 Feb , 2018 Uncategorized

If a child can’t LEARN the way we teach, maybe we should TEACH the way they learn.” -Ignacio Estrad One of my favorite trainings to present was UDL- Universal Design for Learning. Although, I would present it from a special education point of view, this way of teaching benefits all students. We typically began the […]

Special Education Red Flags: A Guide for Parents

26 Jan , 2018 Uncategorized

Special Education services in the school system can be overwhelming and confusing at times. As a parent, you want your child to receive the needed services and supports. Many schools do a great job of providing needed services to students with learning differences or disabilities but there are times when you’re not sure the schools […]

US Department of Education’s Report on TEA’s Violation of IDEA

19 Jan , 2018 Uncategorized

A few days ago, the US Department of Education released a report with the findings of TEA’s compliance with IDEA. The report indicates that TEA violated IDEA in three areas- they failed to ensure Child Find (identify children with disabilities, locate and evaluate, and provide services), they failed to ensure FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education), […]

Welcome to Reaching Greater Heights

8 Jun , 2017 Uncategorized

If you have found Reaching Greater Heights, you may be wondering about the benefits of having an education advocate. Advocates provide support and guidance to parents through the education process of obtaining services for their children. This is especially important for parents of children with disabilities or learning differences. 504 services and Special Education both […]