Expert Interviews

Dr. Kari Miller, PhD
“Welcome to the most comprehensive collection of expert advice in the field of parenting, education, advocacy, and straightforward information about special kids, their education, and their future that you will find anywhere on the web!”




Dear Parent,

I’m pleased to have put together a powerful collection of expert interviews for you. You can easily access these very special recordings by clicking on the link below.

Access the interviews here.

Here’s to your child’s SUCCESS!

Dr. Kari Miller


Download- Dr. Kari Miller- How To Get The Most Out Of 504 Plans

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Dr. Kari interviews special needs attorneys Lori Kirsch-Goodwin and Hope N. Kirsch about what every parent needs to know about 504 plans for their child. In this episode you’ll learn:

* what 504 plans are,
* how they are different from IEPs,
* how to work with the school district to get a comprehensive 504 plan for your child,
* what documentation is needed to qualify for a plan,
* how to get these evaluations,
* what options are available to parents if the school refuses to qualify your child for a plan or refuses accommodations, and
* what to do if the school district does not comply with the provisions of your child’s plan.

You’ll want to phone in with questions! Ms. Kirsch-Goodwin and Ms. Kirsch’s website.

Download – Succeeding at a Due Process/ Fair Hearing

On this episode of Special Kid School Talk Dr. Kari interviews Jeff Gottlieb, special needs attorney, who provides you with tips and strategies for success at a due process/ fair hearing.  Mr. Gottlieb will describe the resolution, mediation, and due process procedures so you know what to expect and discuss how to prepare for each type of meeting. This show will prepare you to be a more successful advocate for your child, even if you never have to file for due process. The IEP is over and you’re unhappy with one or more of the provisions in your child’s IEP.  Maybe it’s the placement, or services, or accommodations, or goals.  All you know is that you want more for your child and you want to know what to do next!  The phase after the IEP is daunting to most of us (me too!).

Click here to see Mr. Gottlieb’s website.

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Download – Parents–Learn How to Get the Most From Your Child’s School

On this episode of Special Kid School Talk Dr. Kari interviews Robert Nemanich, parent of two highly successful college students who were diagnosed in elementary school with dyslexia. Children with special needs can receive a weak education in public school unless parents know how to get the most out of the system.

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Download – Father Fights School District

On this episode of Special Kid School Talk Dr. Kari interviews a father of a student in a large public school district about his fight to receive a decent education for his child.  He will share his tactics for receiving appropriate accommodations for his son and how he backed the school district into a corner!  You don’t want to miss this show if your child attends a public school.

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Download – The IEP Maze: Navigating Through The Special Education Process

The IEP MazeAsk the Expert
Parents of kids with IEPs understand how difficult it can be to work with the school system to get an appropriate education for their child. Many parents don’t fully realize the services and educational placements they can get, or how to obtain them. Arlene Bell, special education attorney provides an overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Act and strategies for getting education that meets your child’s educational needs.

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