SPED Songbird's Ode To IEPs Is Highlight of IEP Resources for Staff, Parents
Songbird Cynthia Holmes is a staffing specialist at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. Her rich voice captures the reality of a SPED teacher's life—forever crafting individualized education plans (IEPs). This is a Holmes original score based on Patsy Cline's "Sweet Dreams." Cline was a celebrated county singer who was born in Winchester, Va. She had a difficult life that ended at age 30 in a plane crash.
The captioned video was prepared for a talent show held for participants at a 2012 educational conference. Hear the original "Sweet Dreams" by Pasty Cline here.
Note: Thanks to the Described And Captioned Media Program that pubished to video in the July onlne newsletter, along with accessible resources about IEPs to use with i staff and parents.
DCMP Video: Inclusion, IEP & Special Needs Laws, explains basics with over a dozen accessible IEP resources, which include a demonstration for interpreters on how to interpret vocabulary and emotional content commonly expressed by parents.
DCMP Original Articles About IEPs:
- Expectations in Transition Meeting—Encouraging Student Participation (Viewpoint of a professional who is also the proud mother of Amy, a teenager who is deaf.)
- Amy's Start Toward a Successful Future: Why is it important to talk about the future (Amy, who is deaf and a teenager, gives her “take” on IEPs.)
From DCMP Partners and Collaborators:
- Your Child's Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Education Program (IEP) (National Association for Parents of Children With Visual Impairments)
- The Pop-Up IEP: Responses Parents of Deaf Children Can Give to Reluctant School Programs (Hands & Voices)
- IEP FAQs Pop-Up On Resolving Parent-School Disputes (American Society for Deaf Children: WrightsLaw)