How IEPs can help kids with Kimberly Robinson
Release date: July 10, 2023
All kids are unique, but some do better in typical classroom settings than others. The process of recognizing that a kid has special academic needs can be frustrating and stressful for parents, educators, professionals, and the student. Unfortunately, recognition is often just the beginning. The meetings and myriad terms, initials, and acronyms that follow a diagnosis can be confusing and intimidating. In this episode, I am going to address one of the more common ones: the IEP, or the Individualized Education Program. To help explain the IEP, I have enlisted the help of Kimberly Robinson. Kim came highly recommended to me because of her over 20 years of experience working as a Speech Language Pathologist and her expertise formulating and monitoring IEPs. More information about Kim is below.
Biography of Kimberly Robinson
I am a Speech Language Pathologist. I graduated from S.U.N.Y New Paltz in 1996 with a B.A. in Speech and Hearing Handicapped, and I graduated with an M.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. I have been working as an SLP for over 20 years. I have worked in pediatric hospital facilities, center based treatment facilities, preschools, middle schools and high schools. I have also provided home based therapy in Arizona and in Tokyo, Japan. I am currently working as an SLP on a comprehensive high school campus and for a transition to work program in Tempe Arizona through the Tempe High School District.