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An Interview by Alison Baird This time of year brings many calls to our parent advisor line at PEAK. The vast majority of issues are on one topic: behavior. Today we bring you an interview with Parent Advisor Shirley Swope on what happens after the excitement of the new school year dies with suggestions on how you can best support your child or student. What is the honeymoon period in schools? “In education, the honeymoon period begins when school startsRead more
March 4, 2017 -
8:30am to 12:30pm

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

1550 Court Place

Denver, CO 80202

Kiki McGough (Catholic Charities, Denver, CO) and Missy Sieders (PEAK Parent Center, Colorado Springs, CO) are presenting a 4 hour session on Satur

Publisher: 
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

October is bullying prevention awareness month.

Publisher: 
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning at Vanderbilt University

"Young children can learn how to do simple daily self-help activities—they just need to be taught what to do."

PEAK's 2015 Conference on Inclusive Education was a huge success, and two of PEAK's Parent Advisors, Shirley Swope and Missy Sieders, had the following lessons and reflections to share with you! Lessons and reflections from Missy Sieders There are so many things I love about working as a Parent Advisor at PEAK. Talking with parents and helping families advocate for their children so they can realize their dreams despite the challenges they face is very rewarding. Seeing the "A-ha’s," onRead more

Questioning Removal, Rejection and Exclusion

By Guest Author Paula Kluth This article is from the website of Dr. Paula Kluth. It, along with many others on inclusive schooling, differentiated instruction, and literacy can be found at www.PaulaKluth.com . Visit now to read her Tip of the Day, read dozens of free articles, and learn more about supporting diverse learners in K-12 classrooms! I was visiting an elementary school when I passed a little boy sitting on the floor in the hallway crying and sucking onRead more

Ask A Parent Advisor Video!

Charter Schools, Challenging Behavior, and Early Childhood and Preschool! We decided to change things up in our Ask A Parent Advisor column and are excited to bring you this video featuring Shirley Swope, a Parent Advisor here at PEAK Parent Center! We hope you enjoy this video , where Shirley fields questions from families across Colorado on these topics: Charter schools and students with disabilities, Challenging behavior, and Early Childhood and Preschool! Be sure to check out the links toRead more

Positive Strategies for Challenging Behaviors

A Mother Makes an Important Discovery Twelve year old Jacob was to start middle school soon. For several weeks, Jacob's mother, Denise, had noticed that he had been waking several times nightly with bad dreams. Since he was not getting enough rest, he had become contrary and moody during the day. His younger sister and the family dog seemed to receive the brunt of his bad feelings. Denise didn't know what to do. After several unsuccessful attempts of punishing himRead more