Dr. Turner is a licensed educational psychologist (#2966) in California, head school psychologist in a mid-size district, author, private pilot, Marine combat veteran, and adjunct college professor. This site contains information about books and services provided through IEP, Inc. including comprehensive educational evaluations, professional development and resources for school psychologist, special education teachers, and parents. Dr. Turner also provides CEUs, approved by the California Department of Social Services, for residential and Elder care administrators.
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Dr. Turner's latest book, released August 2018
Knowledge is power. This book empowers parents to advocate for the individualized education for which their student qualifies and deserves. Breaking through the fog (procedures), barriers (acronyms), and roadblocks (delay tactics), this book clearly explains rights, procedures, and processes to obtain interventions and services for your student's success.
In twenty concise and comprehensive chapters, you are guided through the special education process. It begins with a parent's first hunch their child learns differently, to reading a psycho-educational report, understanding an IEP document, working with teachers, requesting additional resources, high school completion, and transition to university or career.
Topics include: parental rights, appeal process, autism, dyslexia, learning disabilities, processing deficits, executive functioning, ADHD, emotional disturbance, interventions to instruction, behavior support plans, functional behavioral analysis, independent educational evaluation at no cost, writing measurable educational goals, connecting goals to services, understanding least restrictive environment, and why the “squeaky wheel” gets the grease.
On Father's Day 2017, I published a collection of letters written to my Father over the past three years as he suffered from dementia. The first three chapters are the lessons learned through this letter writing campaign. It is available on Kindle and paper back from Amazon.