Mistakes People Make:
Independent Experts & Evaluators

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Circulation: 88,005
ISSN: 1538-320
January 31, 2012

erasing mistakeAs the new year begins, you need to think about some common mistakes people make when handling the challenges of special education.

In the next two issues, we will publish articles from the series Mistakes People Make that will help you be aware of obstacles and how to dodge them.

It is good to have an expert in your corner during the IEP process. Experts provide valuable assistance. But sometimes experts make mistakes that can turn a positive situation into a negative.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate attorneys Pete Wright and Bob Crabtree offer advice about avoiding mistakes independent experts may make.

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An Expert in Your Corner - Mistakes Independent Experts Make

After years of a positive working relationship with a school, the principal limits a psychologist's ability to visit the school to observe students.

Why? The psychologist wonders.

Find out about the impact a psychologist's mistakes had on the school and why the school staff felt betrayed by her.

Read what to do to avoid feelings of betrayal and the retaliation that results in this new article Mistakes Independent Experts Make by Pete Wright, Esq.


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Mistakes People Make: Independent Evaluators

To make their case for services or a specific program for their child, parents need a competent, credible independent evaluator. Serious mistakes by evaluators can undermine parents' credibility or render their opinions useless.

To learn about mistakes independent evaluators should avoid, read Mistakes People Make: Independent Evaluators by Massachusetts parent attorney Bob Crabtree.


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