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How Can I Get My Son’s IEP Updated for College?

10/30/14
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My son’s IEP was last updated in 3rd grade. He is now a senior at a private christian school. How can I get his IEP updated for college? There are several issues in your question. Private Schools and IEPs Does a private school have to provide an IEP for a child with a disability? Answer: […]

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IEP Services – Not happening!

10/23/14
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Our school divides the intervention specialist’s time for each class period between 2 classrooms. The specialist is only working with my child for half the class period. Or, the specialist divides her time by spending only 2 days a week in a class. My daughter is not getting the full benefit of the help outlined […]

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School Says IEP is “All or Nothing!”

10/02/14
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I was told by the Special Ed Director that an IEP is all or nothing. You either agree to the whole thing, or you decide you don’t want your child to have special ed. He said, “We can’t just have parents saying, I’ll choose this part, but not that part, and picking apart our IEP. […]

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Teacher Limits IEP Goals So Our Daughter Isn’t Overwhelmed

08/14/14
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My daughter’s IEP goals were based simply on what her teacher observed. She ignored our suggestions and says she doesn’t believe the issues we have at home are a problem at school. Her teacher said she wanted only very limited goals so my daughter is not overwhelmed. She says this will leave time to work […]

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School Ignores What My Child’s Doctor Recommends. Should I Get an Evaluation?

07/10/14
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My 10-year-old 4th grader will be in a new, grade-level building, in a gifted and talented classroom. He has been diagnosed severely ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and Tourettes. His doctor recommended a parapro in the classroom but the school principal said, “We don’t have the ability to provide a para.” What is the obligation of the […]

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School Ends IEP: “Disability No Longer Affects Education”?

07/03/14
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I have an 8 year old in second grade who can now walk around after 80 different corrective surgeries. He has popliteal pterygium syndrome with his knees in a contracted position. His left leg is much shorter than the right. He is extremely tired when he walks for a long period of time. He also […]

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When Can We Add Accommodations to the IEP?

05/29/14
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I am a Special Education high school teacher.  The special ed administrator will not allow the Team to add an accommodation at the annual IEP meeting.  We can only add accommodations at the three year reevaluation so that tests used for reevaluation will back any new accommodation. Is this legal? A student’s needs – based […]

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Can a General Ed Teacher Duck Out Early from the IEP Meeting?

04/03/14
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1. Does a general education teacher need to sit through an entire IEP, or just the portion that pertains to the child’s performance in the general education environment? 2. What if the gen ed teacher is sitting in only as an administrative designee and does not have the child in their class? Our district is […]

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The 3 Ps of Preparation for IEP Team Meetings

02/20/14
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How do I prepare for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting? There is a simple way to prepare for IEP Team Meetings. I call it the “Three Ps of Preparation.” Plan Produce Provide Planning is important as you prepare for IEP meetings. You will become better at negotiating for services because you will always have […]

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School Removes “Primary Diagnosis” from IEP – What Happens Now?

01/02/14
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My child entered special ed with autism / ADHD classifications.  Now the school wants to remove the primary diagnosis of autism from the IEP – to focus on the ADHD.  Why? If there is documentation from your doctors that your child has autism along with the ADHD, it should not be ignored. What documentation or […]

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