When to get involved, when to help your child self-advocate, and when to stay out of school situations.
Summer camp has extraordinary educational and personal growth value for children, "quirky" kids included. Camp Akeela, led by Debbie and Eric Sasson, offers these kids something special. https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/citizens-of-the-week-debbie-and-eric-sasson/
Questions to ask in end of year IEP meetings. Determine whether your child is making progress and met or did not meet IEP goals and objectives. Get teacher input. Make sure there is a record.
Letter to senators on the Maryland General Assembly Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee on screening children for reading difficulties in the early grades and providing effective reading intervention.
Do school staff call you "mom"? You are not their mother!
Common questions about special education eligibility for children with dyslexia. Are children with dyslexia eligible for IEPs and special education? Fountas Pinnell, grade levels below, too smart for iep, significant discrepancy, specific learning disability, IDEA 504 Maryland Special Education Law
The most important thing you can do is insist on comprehensive, logical data collection. Whether you need a special education consultant or education attorney attorney to help or not, special education data / IEP data is critical. Organize your IEP 504 records / special education records, data, meeting notices, prior written notice, assessments, evaluations quarterly progress correspondence school staff notebook keep track of records
The most common questions I get about difficult special education situations.
6 Easy Ways to Start the Year Off Right with an IEP-- Advice for parents starting a new school year.
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