Special Education Resources

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Here you'll find articles, information and resources to help you navigate the Special Education system. Please feel free to browse, ask questions, or add anything you have found to be helpful!

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Thanks so much for sharing this, Rebekah! I believe our school does RTI, and have found great success with it. We have a high number of at-risk kids, and they've seen huge improvements in their test scores. The RTI group will actually go over every single student's progress in the school. I feel really lucky to be in a school that has services so accessible, my kids were able to get their needs met very easily.

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Thu, 01-05-2012 - 9:49pm
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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 3:50pm

So, before I can have Emily tested for an IEP it has to be 60 calender days?? So much to learn.... kinda feel overwhelmed!

 

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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 4:22pm
If I were you I would talk to the principal since you already have the diagnoses of tourettes (sp?) you may be able to move faster b/c of that. Does her tourettes affect her school performance? I know once I submitted my request for general assessment Nathaniel was being tested within a months time but I did not have any prior diagnoses.

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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 4:27pm
Ok I reread and now I better know what you are asking. The 60 days. What it is saying is that once you submit your letter requesting your child be tested to determine her IEP eligibility the school has 60days to do the necessary testing. You do not have to wait 60 days to submit your request. If you submit the request instead of waiting for the school to do it, you submit it to the school things will move faster. Like I said, once I submitted mine he was being tested within a month.

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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 7:40pm

So far, it doesn't seem to be hurting her. At least, they haven't said anything... yet. It's only been 2 days. I explained everything to them, so they are aware of it. After the 1st week, I'll ask what they think & go from there. Thanks again for all the help!

 

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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 10:10pm
You're welcome. Keep me updated :)

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Does your child struggle with school, no matter how hard he or she tries? Does he or she dread reading out loud, writing an essay, or tackling a math problem? While every kid has trouble with homework from time to time, if a certain area of learning is consistently problematic, it might indicate a learning disorder.

If you think your child might have a learning disability, it’s important to face the problem early on. You can start by studying up on learning disabilities and pinpointing the specific learning challenges your child faces. With the right support and training, children with learning disabilities can tackle the obstacles they face in the classroom and thrive in all areas of life.

read more here:

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/learning_disabilities.htm

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