Ask Andrew Anything: Special Education Edition, Part 2: Podcast Episode 260

Mar 03, 2021 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team


Andrew Pudewa and Julie Walker pick up where they left off in the last podcast episode as they continue addressing questions in podcast Episode 260 that were raised by attendees of the online conference “Success in Teaching Writing: A Special Education Writing Conference from IEW.” During their conversation they address the following questions:

  • What tools do you recommend to help students become more independent? I’m looking for ways to have them do it themselves and still be able to write.
  • For low muscle tone kiddos and for those who have weak fine motor skills, how do you teach them handwriting skills? How do you help them strengthen the skills they need?
  • How can I set realistic expectations and goals for students with dyslexia?
  • Is it really okay to take your time with this program for an older child? She can only do so much writing, and she begins to become really frustrated. I just don’t want her to feel behind her peers.
  • How do I help my ten-year-old? He already knows phonics, but he skips words and sounds when reading and gets frustrated when I correct him. When I have him slow down, he can get the words.

If you have students who face some of these same challenges, we hope you will find this episode especially helpful and encouraging. Andrew and Julie share practical tips as well as plenty of encouragement and understanding as they address these questions. After you listen to the podcast, we hope that you feel reassured and better equipped to help your students succeed.

If you have not had a chance to watch the conference, you can view it at this link.

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