Welcome to the IEP Lab! Here we offer private consultation by phone or video conferencing to help you navigate your child’s IEP journey.
We know the IEP process can be a very detailed and time consuming one and that is why we are here to help make your life easier. The Individual with Disabilities Education Act (1975) was designed to make sure that all children with varying ability levels had access to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Whether you are new to the IEP process or have been promoting your child’s education for a few years now we are happy to pick up wherever you are and streamline the process through collaboration, organization, and to ultimately support your child’s success and engagement in their academic journey. At the IEP Lab, we are committed to easing your stress, clarifying processes, enhancing team building through families and schools, and most importantly ensuring that your child has access to the right type of IEP.
Our private consultation model includes:
- IEP support and education
- Record review
- Assessment review
- 504 support and education
- Research on services and interventions
- IEP organization
- Goal assessment and development
- Facilitation of positive communication and collaboration
- IEP meeting tips for success
If you are interested in our consultation services click here.
Handwriting, from an occupational therapy perspective, involves much more than good penmanship. A variety of factors go into the handwriting process including, but not limited to, fine motor skills, visual motor skills, memory, posture, visual perceptual skills, and spatial awareness. As a certified handwriting specialist in the renowned Handwriting Without Tears® program, we enjoy making handwriting a fun experience where children and families can feel empowered to practice. In the Handwriting Lab you will find a variety of videos that progress in a developmental order to make sure your children and students are learning foundational skills for writing.
- Fine Motor Warm Ups
- Writing Strokes Warm Ups
- Prewriting Shapes
- Uppercase Letters
- Lowercase Letters
- Number Formation
- Sentence Structure
- Handwriting Analyses
“Amy Sadek has been truly amazing and she has been such a valuable and needed resource in guiding me and assisting me to fully understand our son’s complicated Individualized Education Plan (IEP) at his school. My 12 year old son struggles with ADHD and a global delay so having the correct IEP is so critically important for my son’s future, and Amy was the key to our success for our son’s IEP. She was able to educate me on what I needed to ask for, and how to make sure that my son was getting what is needed for his success. I was determined to find someone that will assist me, guide me, educate me, is professional but caring, fully understands an IEP, and most importantly, cares about my son’s future as much as I do. I didn’t think I would find this type of person, but I honestly did with Amy. She helped me to fully understand my rights as a parent, how to properly collaborate with the school in designing an IEP, and to fully understand the whole process. I am so very grateful for all that Amy has done for my son, and I truly hope that by sharing my experiences with others, it will help other parents and children to benefit from the exceptional care and guidance our family has received from Amy.”
“My son recently turned 3 and is entering special services in a school district in San Bernardino County. I didn’t realize how difficult and confusing the whole process would be! I am so thankful I had Amy by my side. She walked me through the IEP process. It was such a blessing to have someone review and advise us as we went through the assessments. She helped us draft education based goals to be included in the IEP to make sure my son had the resources he needed to thrive in school. At first, I really dreaded sending my son to school. Now, I am looking forward to it! I’m excited to watch him flourish in a new environment with the support of our IEP. Thank you so much, Amy!!!”
Dr. Sadek is available for a variety of collaborative trainings and in-services including but not limited to working with general and special education teachers, administrators, occupational therapists, occupational therapy graduate students, and clinics. Click here if you are interested in any of our topics or to work together on something new!
- Fine motor development
- Documentation & goal writing
- Implementing evidence based practice
- Workload vs caseload
- Handwriting development
- Autism: a neurological perspective
- Interpreting research articles
- Facilitating collaborative IEPs
- Writing defensible responsible reports