What’s In A Name? The Mysteries of IEP Classification

Parents frequently ask me about the Disability Classification on their children's IEPs. This is usually found at the top of the first page. They ask whether it matters what their child is classified under. Before addressing this issue, we need…
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“Sorry, your child doesn’t qualify for services because her scores are too high”

Have you heard this before? Remember, the IEP starts with THE evaluation. You can't develop goals for the student until you identify her strengths and weaknesses. And you can't do that without a comprehensive evaluation. Parents frequently…

ADHD Guidance for Special Education

On July 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") issued guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ("ADHD") with equal educational opportunity…