School Refuses to Provide Assessment Results – Not Educational Records??

We started the process months ago and still have not had our IEP meeting! 1. The school has decided that legal timelines are unimportant. 2. I requested assessment results before the IEP meeting and was denied. 3. School said they are only required to give me school records before the IEP meeting. Technically, the current assessments “are not school records” until we hold an official meeting. 4. I asked the school psychologist for the actual …Read more

Pre-Pub Special Ends May 20th! New Book! Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments

At the printer now! Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments by Melissa Lee Farrall, Ph.D., SAIF, Pamela Darr Wright, MA MSW, and Peter W. D. Wright, Esq. Take advantage of this special pre-publication offer: 25% OFF Pre-pub price $11.22 Regular Price $14.95 This special offer is good from Tuesday, May 6 through Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Pre-publication orders will be shipped during the second week of June 2014. If you order additional products, they will …Read more

Reading Comprehension Programs and Assessments

My son has high functioning autism.  He is a middle schooler, reading 2 years below grade level. He has difficulty in comprehension and inferencing, but not decoding.  The school uses the Jamestown Reading Navigator.  Is this an effective program? This is a link to the Jamestown Reading Navigator and to the program overview.   http://www.readingnavigator.com/mkt/jumper.html The research studies are here:   http://www.readingnavigator.com/mkt/po.html The most research-based and proven reading comprehension program on the planet is only useful when …Read more

Identifying Inattentive ADHD-1

I am an elementary school special education teacher and I’m concerned that one of my students is being overlooked. I work with a 4th grade student we believe has ADHD-I (Inattentive) and a learning disability. Several Connors forms have been filled out on him. The inattentive scores were high, activity level scores were low, overall scores were not significant. I believe that his learning disability may have much to do with his inability to pay …Read more