Don’t Miss Out! Wrightslaw Training Coming to Bradenton, FL on November 7, 2015!

Join sponsors, Family Network on Disabilities of ManateeSarasota, Inc. and speaker, Pete Wright, Esq. for this one-day Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The conference will take place at Woodland Community Church, located at 9607 State Road, 70 East in Bradenton, FL. Registration includes light breakfast, boxed lunch, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and four Wrightslaw books which retail for $77.80. Register online. Download the flyer/registration form. Download and share …Read more

Wrightslaw Training Coming to Bradenton, FL on November 7, 2015!

Join sponsors, Family Network on Disabilities of Manatee\Sarasota, Inc. and speaker, Pete Wright, Esq. for this one-day Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The conference will take place at Woodland Community Church, located at 9607 State Road, 70 East in Bradenton, FL. Registration includes light breakfast, boxed lunch, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and four Wrightslaw books which retail for $77.80. Register online. Download the flyer/registration form. Download and share …Read more

Wrightslaw Training Coming to Raleigh, NC on September 9, 2015

Sponsor, the Wake County Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina welcomes presenter Pete Wright, Esq. for this east coast Wrightslaw training. The NC State University’s McKimmon Center is the location for this special event. Registration fee includes morning coffee and tea, lunch, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the four Wrightslaw book which retail for $77.80. For all conference information to include registration fees, please click here. Wrightslaw trainings are not disability or state …Read more

Reminder – Wrightslaw Training at the JFK Airport Hilton on May 14, 2015!

Don’t Miss Out! This one-day Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training will take place at the JFK Airport Hilton on May 14, 2015. Join Pete Wright, Esq. and sponsors, Keren Eliana Parent Advocacy and Resource Center (PARC) for this special event. The JFK Airport Hilton is offering overnight guests on May 14, 2015, a reduced group rate of $169 (single/double occupancy). Cut-off date to register is April 29, 2015. Mention “Kulanu Parent Advocacy” when …Read more

Is it Time to Have Your Child Evaluated?

Is your child is having academic, social, or behavioral problems? Consider a Comprehensive Evaluation A comprehensive evaluation will identify your child’s strengths, deficits, and needs. An evaluation will help you develop: a plan to help your child a road map for the future A privately obtained evaluation should answer your questions and include specific recommendations about what your child needs. Choose an evaluator  independent evaluator in the private sector who has expertise in your child’s …Read more

IMO, Passing from Grade to Grade Means Little

The district evaluation and our IEE show my 8th grade daughter has regressed and is falling far behind. Reading – 5th grade level. Math – 4th grade level. Verbal score 122 (93rd percentile) and performance score 72 (3rd percentile). She has had an IEP since 5th grade. The district says she does not need to be at grade level because her report card grades are passing. What do I do next? IMO, passing from grade …Read more

IMO, Passing from Grade to Grade Means Little

The district evaluation and our IEE show my 8th grade daughter has regressed and is falling far behind. Reading – 5th grade level. Math – 4th grade level. Verbal score 122 (93rd percentile) and performance score 72 (3rd percentile). She has had an IEP since 5th grade. The district says she does not need to be at grade level because her report card grades are passing. What do I do next? IMO, passing from grade …Read more

Cannot Teach My Child to Read? – No Way!

“Your child is reading 7 grade levels below his peers.” How would you like to hear these words? That is what we heard after years of working with the school on behalf of our son who has ADD/LD and dyslexia. He was going into 8th grade as a primer (first grade) reader. He could comprehend at grade level but could not read, write, or spell at grade level. He was good in math and all …Read more

No Progress. School Says “No Change is Good”?

I’m a sped teacher with a child who has an IEP. The IEP team agreed that my child’s progress in Math will be measured with the KeyMath test. When the school last administered the KeyMath test, her scores dropped! The school wasn’t concerned. They said “No change is good.” It is not good news when a child’s test scores drop. Sometimes, problems come from the tests used. They may measure the impact of the disability …Read more

Releasing IEE Data Without Parent Consent

I am a private psychologist. I completed an IEE, then turned in the report to the district and parents.  We held an IEP meeting to review the results. Can the district request that I release my raw test data, test protocols, and test materials to the school without parent consent? The parents have made it clear they do not wish this information released. You are not required or allowed to release test data, protocols, etc. …Read more