Individualized Education Plans are documents that help direct each child’s unique education experience. The document is an agreement between the placing school district, Education Alternatives, and the parent, and it outlines the specific services the child will receive at EA. The document is developed by the IEP team, who is made up of the child’s […]
Understanding Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy for Autism If you or a loved one has autism, then you understand how it can make it difficult for someone to function independently. Sometimes autism can make people behave in ways that are not productive or beneficial to themselves or others. At Education Alternatives (EA), we understand why […]
The Advantages of IEPs An individualized education program (IEP) is developed when a student has a learning disability and needs an alternative learning program in order to succeed in school. IEPs are excellent tools for any child who has autism or another learning disability. IEPs tailor educational practices, goals, and outcomes to the needs of […]
In March, the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed how most children and teens learn. The shift was difficult for most families, with parents scrambling to meet their children’s academic needs while working full-time and children coping with the loss of peer interaction and uncertainty. For families with children on IEPs for emotional and behavioral challenges, the […]
Beginning in March, Education Alternatives joined thousands of IEP schools nationwide in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. As special education professionals, we understand that while remote education can be an important safety measure, it presents unique difficulties for special education students and their families. From disruption of routine to frustrating technological issues, virtual school may cause […]
The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the educational road map for children with disabilities that outlines the exact education, services, and supplementary aids that will be provided for your child. It is important to understand the history of IEP to better understand the IEP process. 1954 In the U.S. Supreme Court case of Brown v. […]
EA provides special education services to students who already have an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) in effect, or are in the process of developing an IEP. Generally, public school districts identify and evaluate children who require specialized educational services.