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Can Our Advocate Observe My Son in Class?

04/09/15
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Can our advocate observe my son in the classroom? The school denied my request and said, “only the parent can observe.” Members of the IEP Team The parents and school decide who they want to be on the IEP team, aside from the required members. IDEA allows you to invite individuals who have knowledge or […]

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Does the Team Write Goals for Parents in the IEP?

04/02/15
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The school listed this goal/objective in my son’s IEP. “Objective: The parent will direct all communication to the Principal. Parent is not allowed to call or talk to the special education teacher, other teachers, or teacher’s aide.” Can this be listed as a “goal” in the IEP? That isn’t an IEP “objective!” Goals and objectives […]

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FYI: IEP Pop-Ups & Checklists

03/05/15
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It’s IEP season.  Do you have questions about IEPs? Time to learn, or review, what the law really says. (Hint: This may be different from what you have been told!) Let these Pop-Ups and Checklists help you stress less during this IEP season! IEP Checklist: Is Your Child’s IEP Individualized? What Does it Take? When […]

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How Do You Write a “Consult” in the IEP?

12/11/14
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My daughter will receive 10 hours a year of consultation from the Occupational Therapist (OT) this year. How should we write this in the IEP? Often the IEP just says that OT will be provided through the consultative model. This is almost as vague as saying “as needed.” Document the Details in the IEP OT […]

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Training in the IEP for School Bus Drivers / Attendants

12/04/14
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Are school bus drivers and bus aides who transport special needs children required to have training? Are they required to know the disability and be able to accommodate that disability? The need for training and support applies to all school personnel, including bus drivers and school bus aides. School bus drivers are expected to handle […]

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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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