IEPs, 504 plans, and the New Educational LandscapeAsk The Expert

Original Air Date August 24, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Richard Weinfeld

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Webinar Description:

As school’s reopen after COVID, special attention will need to be paid to how to help students with special education needs, resume progress in their learning. Parents and educators should consider these 3 questions:
1. What progress did the student make on their existing goals during distance learning?
2. What new areas may now be areas of need as a result of the pandemic?
3. What should be included in a meaningful recovery plan to address the progress that was lost during the pandemic?

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Communicate how best to provide support for students with ADHD in the classroom.
  2. Create a meaningful recovery plan to address the progress that was lost during the pandemic.

About the Presenter:

Richard Weinfeld directs Weinfeld Education Group, LLC, a group of 15 educational consultants, located in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia. In addition to directing the work of the company, Mr. Weinfeld provides direct special education consultation services to families of students with special needs. Mr. Weinfeld also provides extensive parent and staff training and consults with schools about appropriate programming for students.

Rich has long been an advocate for quality educational programs for all students. Twenty-six years of his thirty-year career, with Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools, were spent in a variety of leadership roles in special education. Mr. Weinfeld has expertise in working with students with a wide range of disabilities including learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and emotional disabilities. He served as Montgomery County’s first full-time coordinator of programs for students who are simultaneously gifted and learning disabled.

Rich’s books include, School Success for Kids with High Functioning Autism, Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential; Helping Boys Succeed in School; School Success for Students with Asperger’s Syndrome; and Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book. He has also co-authored several articles on a variety of special education topics, including Special Education and The Pandemic. He was co-host of a weekly Internet radio show, “Teach Your Children Well: Hot Topics in Education.”

Rich presents at numerous national conferences. He has instructed at Johns Hopkins University, served on the Maryland State Department of Education’s Gifted Advisory Committee, and served on the board of directors for the Association for Educators of Gifted Underachieving Student (AEGUS). Mr. Weinfeld is currently on the board of directors of International Partners, through which WEG sponsors a school in El Salvador. Mr. Weinfeld also served on the editorial advisory board for CHADD’s Attention magazine.

Rich received his Masters degree from Trinity College and is certified in early childhood and elementary education, special education, administration and supervision.