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Circulation: 83,240
ISSN: 1538-320

December 14, 2010

family with Christmas wreathIn this issue of the Special Ed Advocate, you'll find answers to special ed questions, information on high-interest topics in IDEA 2004, and links to additional resources.

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Eligibility

Decisions about special education eligibility must be made by a team that includes the child's parent. Parents are entitled to all evaluation reports and documentation about how eligibility decisions are made.

So who really decides eligibility? Do Teachers Trump Psychologists?

 
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Identification and Child Find

For parents, tutors, and others who are not aware of the legal requirements - YES, schools are required to identify and evaluate all children who may have disabilities.

What is child find? Who does it cover? How is it implemented?

The Child Find Mandate: What Does It Mean to You? Pam and Pete Wright explain the child find mandate in IDEA 2004. Find an analysis of why child find is necessary under the law and what the implications are for families with children with disabilities.

 

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Bullying and Harassment

Is your child bullied at school?

Jackie Igafo-Te'o discusses the dynamics of the bully-victim situation and what parents, kids, teachers, and schools can do about bullying. Find out What You Can Do if Your Child is Being Harassed or Bullied.

 

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