New to SPD and board

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Registered: 03-23-2011
New to SPD and board
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Wed, 03-23-2011 - 5:12pm

Hi everyone.

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Registered: 05-02-2004
Thu, 03-24-2011 - 1:03am

Sorry, I don't have time to cover everything, but as far as the surgery goes, can you take her to see a developmental optometrist before the surgery and see if vision therapy can do the same thing?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Thu, 03-24-2011 - 3:12pm
I just wanted to welcome you to the board. The members here are really supportive, it helps so much to have a place to vent and get help. If you need anything at all, please let me know.

With regards to the IEP, you will need the diagnosis before you can proceed down that path. A 504 isn't as stringent, it's basically just a plan the teachers have to follow with regards to your child, on of my boys has one. You should discuss it with the school, it never hurts to have some protections in place. Hopefully your school will be receptive to the putting some type of plan in action for her.

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Registered: 01-18-2011
Thu, 03-24-2011 - 4:46pm

Just also wanted to say "hi" and welcome.

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Registered: 05-02-2004
Thu, 03-24-2011 - 8:51pm
You don't need a diagnosis for an IEP, although it helps. The parent just needs to write a letter to the school saying there appear to be issues interfering with learning. The school will then do their own evaluation to see if the child qualifies for services or accommodations, but they will not give you a diagnosis.
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Registered: 05-02-2004
Thu, 03-24-2011 - 9:13pm

Ok, part two.