A Day in the Life of an Intervention Specialist (S7E16)


In this conversation, Stacy Brookover, an intervention specialist, discusses her role in the school system and the importance of true inclusion for students with special needs. She explains the process of identifying students’ needs and creating Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) or 504 plans. Stacy emphasizes the value of teacher training and the need for effective communication between parents and educators. She also provides insights on handling routine changes and addressing meltdowns in the classroom.

About Stacey Brookover:

Stacy is an Intervention Specialist driven by her son’s autism diagnosis at age three. After earning her Master’s in Education Administration, she became a staunch advocate for true inclusion in schools. Stacy has developed specialized programs in public schools to foster the holistic growth of all students—socially, emotionally, and academically. Her mission is to enhance special education practices and help educators fully understand and implement effective inclusion models.

About Rob Gorski and The Autism Dad podcast:

Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys and the Founder and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, social media influencer, and respected public figure for the last 15 years.

Connect with Rob: theautismdad.link

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