Demystifying the IEP

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LS101 Demystifying the IEPDemystifying the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP)

On this episode, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring tackles one of the  common question we get at True North Homeschool Academy regarding homeschooling students with IEP’s.

We’ll cover a lot in this episode, including

  • The history of the IEP
  • Then, what disability categories warrant an IEP
  • What an IEP will Provide:
  • Who is part of the IEP Team
  • What the IEP process consists of in a traditional school setting
  • The IEP Process in a Traditional School System
  • .The SPED exodus to Homeschooling with a brief look at
    •           The 7 main types of learning disabilities (LD) are:
  • Homeschoolers, IEP’s & forming your educational team
  • When an IEP is necessary
  • Everyone Else

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Smart Kids Who Struggle – MBFLP 184

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Sometimes you have a student who struggles – but just in one area! How do you understand and help a student who’s “twice exceptional” – who’s both gifted and special needs at the same time?

Resources We Recommend

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Home School Foundation

Special Needs Homeschooling

Homeschooling When Learning Isn’t Easy by Heather Laurie


Struggling Learners and When to Get Help – MBFLP 143

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How desperate we are to avoid labeling our kids! And with good reason … if they’re in a classroom setting, maybe. But as homeschoolers, we have a much better handle on the social side, and there are serious benefits to your struggling child when you get her tested earlier rather than later. This episode, we talk about our own struggling learner and what we discovered on the way from a late start … to a college scholarship! There’s hope!


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MBFLP 103 – Special Needs Homeschooling – Hope and Help!

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MBFLP Special Needs HomeschoolingWe think homeschooling is a great choice for nearly everybody, but what about a family with special needs? Should an “uncertified” parent even think about teaching a special child? Or can they not only succeed but excel at home educating a student with health issues, or developmental delays, or academic gifts, or sensory processing challenges? Our special guests are Chris and Heather Laurie of Special Needs Homeschooling – they’re doing just that, and has a message of practical help and God-centered hope for families with special situations!