Matters of Brown Deer SD

Matters of Brown Deer SD

Understanding Brown Deer's Special Education Referral Process

March 27, 2023

In the latest episode of the Matters of Brown Deer SD podcast, we had the pleasure of hosting Erica Ramos, Director of Pupil Services and Hailey Wierzba, School Psychologist, to talk about the IEP (Individualized Education Program) process. Hailey continues to be a crucial member of the Brown Deer Elementary special education team and has been helping families navigate the IEP process.

During the podcast, Erica and Hailey shared some insightful information about the IEP process, which is designed to provide individualized educational services to students with disabilities. Hailey emphasized the importance of early intervention and identification of disabilities, as it enables the school district to provide the necessary support to students. She also stressed that the IEP should be a collaborative process between parents, teachers, and the school district, with the student's best interest always in mind.

As the podcast came to a close, Hailey encouraged families to reach out to the school district if they have any questions or concerns about the IEP process. She emphasized that Brown Deer is committed to ensuring that every student receives the support they need to succeed academically and socially.

In conclusion, the podcast was informative and helpful for families who have children with disabilities. Hailey's expertise and dedication to the IEP process shone through, and her passion for helping students was evident. We are grateful for their contribution to the podcast and look forward to having her back in the future.