Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed

5 Things to Say to a Child Instead of "Stop Crying"

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5 Things to Say to a Child Instead of "Stop Crying"

Being a mom is hard on some days... especially when there's a lot of crying involved. As a child I was told often not to cry or not to worry about things. I remember feeling that my mom just didn't "get it".  When I was a teacher (before I was a mom) I made a point to try and never say those words to my students. I didn't the aides in my classroom to say them either. So we came up with alternative words to try and help our students feel supported. Eventually, as a mom, I got it. Sometimes...

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WATCH: LIVE IEP Webinar for Parents & Professionals

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WATCH: LIVE IEP Webinar for Parents & Professionals

ūüĒ• IEP workshop for parents and professionals with Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed. Download Free worksheets and notes, here: https://goo.gl/xP6cZG Click Here for More IEP Help

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IEP Workshops for Parents and Teachers

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IEP Workshops for Parents and Teachers

I finally arrived in Omaha, Nebraska at 1a.m. after a 14 hour travel day. Now keep in mind I could've driven to Nebraska in 8 hours, but I'm trying not to think about that! Thank goodness the Residence Inn had a wonderful breakfast for me the next morning and a comfortable place to work in my room. It's been years since I've stayed at a Residence Inn and I'm so very happy to have had their hospitality during this trip!   After a full morning of work and rest... it was time to present workshops in Omaha.  First, I have...

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Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

Dear Parents,  I had such a great time working with everyone while in Omaha! I truly can't wait to come back and work more closely with you, hopefully in the near future.  During our IEP workshop I promised you examples of IEP advocacy letters, an IEP checklist and resources on how we can continue to work together long distance.  Here you go!  Download Advocacy Letter Templates Download Accommodation and Modification Checklist  Online IEP Help Center  1:1 Consults and Online Classes If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.  See you soon! Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed  

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Sneak Peek IEP Tip LIVE at the IEP Workshop

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Sneak Peek IEP Tip LIVE at the IEP Workshop

During this latest workshop a teacher walked up to me and said: "In 37 years I've never heard IEPs approached this way. You've changed my perspective and I'm excited to put this information to use!" After the teacher workshop, I presented to a full room of parents. Here's a sneak peek of a hot topic we discussed in depth. Are you ready to tackle your child's IEP together and find SOLUTIONS that work and don't cause conflict... Find More IEP Help HERE

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