The Evolving Landscape of Special Education

Navigating the education system is completely different when you have a child with special needs, but just because it’s different doesn’t mean it has to be any more complicated.

In this episode of Maximizing Outcomes, Jim McGovern talks with Dr. Hall-Wirth, an assistant professor at Slippery Rock University in West Pennsylvania. Dr. Jessica Hall-Wirth outlines the evolving landscape of special education and explains the resources available for your child with special needs to pursue not only an education, but a career.

Jessica discusses:

  • The landscape of special education at Slippery Rock University and the career resources available
  • What inspired her to choose a career in special education
  • An overview of the educational programs available to children with special education
  • The process of obtaining an individualized education program for your child during different stages of education