8 Frequently Asked Questions about Compensatory Education

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As schools reopen, expect the IEP team to schedule a meeting or meetings to discuss your child’s eligibility for compensatory education. As your child’s advocate, you need to learn all you can about compensatory education now. Your child has no more time to waste. Continue Reading →

Identifying and Meeting a Child’s Language Needs

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“We adopted our son from another country three years ago. He is now nine years old, in the 3rd grade. He did not speak English when he arrived in this Continue Reading →

Why You Need to Begin Transition Planning Early

“My child is 14. When I requested a transition plan and transition services, the IEP team said they don’t have to provide transition services until he is 16. Is this Continue Reading →

Present Levels in the IEP – Only the School’s Perspective?

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The school sent us a “draft” Present Level of Performance for math and told us our feedback was welcome. We wrote our draft and sent it back to the school. Continue Reading →

Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) Time Off for IEP Meetings

On August 8, 2019, Department of Labor (DOL) released an opinion letter on when parents can take Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) time off for IEP meetings. https://www.dol.gov/whd/opinion/FMLA/2019/2019_08_08_2A_FMLA.pdf This Guidance Continue Reading →

Summer’s Over – and our ESY Services Never Happened!

ESY services are different from summer school, summer remedial classes, and summer enrichment programs. Be prepared – this problem is not unusual! Don’t let “never happened” impact your child’s ESY. Continue Reading →