deep dive into accommodations and supports for children with learning differences and challenges
Naperville Municipal Building – Room B
An IEP and 504 are working documents that the school and staff are legally required to follow and execute. One of the ways in which you can ensure academic and personal growth in your child is creating quality accommodations and goals that are clear, measurable and strength-base in nature. These important documents will follow your child and establish not only current, but their future supports for ACT/SAT testing and used in college as examples.
On February 10th, Carol Dimas, Director of national advocacy firm Educational Advocacy and Consulting, will share specific, factual information all parents should know about developing accommodations and tracking/measuring results including:
· The importance of Accommodations, for our 2e students!
· The difference between Accommodations and Modifications
· Accommodations in college
· Adding Accommodations to an IEP or Section 504 plan
· What is needed before Accommodations can be removed
· And MORE!
The format of the meeting is interactive and to ensure productivity we are requesting questions to be sent prior to meeting. In addition, your questions can be submitted at the meeting.
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Dimas – Founder and Director of Educational Advocacy and Consulting
Carol Dimas is an Illinois State-Certified Highly Qualified Teacher in Elementary Education and Special Education K-12. She is a Reading Specialist and Learning Behavior Specialist. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and a Masters of Science in Special Education.
During her twenty-five plus years experience in education, Carol began teaching children with special needs in the public school system. She helped pilot a program that involved a collaboration between the school district and Loyola University Department of Psychiatry to better serve culturally disadvantaged youth in the area of mental health. She was also the chair of the Special Education committee to develop a district-wide Positive Behavior Intervention Program.
Carol worked as a reading specialist in both public school districts and private practice. She started a private practice as a specialized tutor supporting students with Specific Learning Disabilities, as well as preparing students for ACT and SAT exams, while also supporting families through the Special Education Process.
She then focused her efforts in assisting students and families through her firm, Educational Advocacy and Consulting. This successful practice partners with families, parent groups, clinicians, private therapeutic schools and public school districts to serve families and children by advocating for their needs.
Carol is a member of the Council of Parents, Attorneys and Advocates, the International Dyslexia Association, the International Literacy Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and is a listed provider in the Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids.