Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed, CLC

Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed, CLC. Special Education Speaker & Consultant. Providing Innovative Solutions for Parents & Professionals in the Special Education Community.


Call: (815) 302-1273

The school year is not over yet! 

Is your child’s special education program only working on surface behaviors?

Is your child’s IEP team digging deep? Looking for the roots of actions? Recognizing your child’s individual needs?

During the school day is your child craving a relationship? A connection? A support system who understands?

When advocating for children who are acting out against expectations, I often ask teams to perform a Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA). However, standard data is not acceptable… If a team is expecting a high standard of behavior from a student (which they should), the IEP team will also be held to high expectations for finding cause and presenting individualized solutions!

Do you think your child’s IEP team follows IDEA law simply because it exists?

Do you think your child’s IEP team follows IDEA law simply because it exists?