to Watch and Learn
PLEASED Learning offers families guidance and tips on a wide range of relevant educational topics. Each month, educators at PLEASED have "coffee and conversation" while discussing one of these important subject matters. We will soon be providing free instructional videos for students as well.
Coffee and Conversation Topic #1: A Guide to Surviving E-Learning
Lara Stein and Nora Witte discuss how to build in structures and routines at home to create the most effective at-home learning environment. They delve into ways to support children's independence so that parents can have more time to get their own work done.
Create a Schedule
Set Up a Learning Space
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Active Listening is Different for All
Gradual Release & Behavior Charts
Autonomy and Choice
Coffee and Conversation Topic #2: Student Support Series: Getting an Evaluation
Nora Witte, PLEASED's special education advocate, takes us through the process of getting an evaluation for children in public, private, and charter schools. She goes into detail about what to expect from an evaluation and the questions parents should ask.
Sample Request Letter
sSample Request Letter
Coffee and Conversation Topic #3: Student Support Series: Demystifying the IEP
Nora Witte, PLEASED's special education advocate, breaks down each section of the IEP and discusses the implications for your child.
Coffee and Conversation Topic #4: Speech-Language Pathology 101
Emily Schwartz, PLEASED's speech-language pathologist, clears up common misconceptions about speech-language pathology and gives us a brief lesson.
Coffee and Conversation Topic #5: Supporting Language Development Without Feeling Like Work!
Emily Schwartz, PLEASED's speech-language pathologist, offers families ways to support their children's language development in fun, simple ways. She offers suggestions to encourage vocabulary development, sequencing, following directions, conversation skills, inferential thinking, and categorizing.