What Are Accommodations & Modifications ?

Special education is tailored to meet the needs of students with disabilities. The services and supports one child receives may be very different from what another child receives. It’s all about individualization. What’s important is giving kids the resources they need to make progress in school. What are accommodations? Accommodations are a key component of […]

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How Are Evaluation Results Used?

  After your child’s evaluation is complete, you’ll meet with a group of qualified professionals to discuss the results and determine whether your child has a disability under IDEA. The school must provide you with a copy of the evaluation report and a written determination of eligibility. If the team determines, based on the evaluation […]

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What If I Disagree With The School’s Evaluation?

If you disagree with the results of an evaluation, you have the right to obtain an independent educational evaluation (IEE) at public expense. An IEE is conducted by qualified examiners not employed by the school. The school district must provide parents with a list names of possible examiners and provide the evaluation at no cost […]

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How To Request An Evaluation

  Need a refresher on evaluation basics? Or maybe you’re still deciding whether your child needs an evaluation. If so, go back to previous steps in our evaluation journey: A. Learning about evaluations B. Deciding on an evaluation Once you’ve made the decision to have your child evaluated, you’ll need to get the process rolling. […]

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7 Steps To Getting A Private Evaluation For Your Child

Once you decide to get your child a private evaluation for learning and attention issues, then the question is: How do you make it happen? Here are seven steps to getting your child a private evaluation. 1. Gather specifics. Take notes about what you’re seeing, and collect some of your child’s work samples and report […]

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Working With The School Before A Private Evaluation

It may save you frustration—and money—to work with the school before you even set up a private evaluation. Knowing more about a school’s obligations and what it needs from an outside evaluation is the best place to start. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states that an outside evaluation “must be considered” by the […]

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What Are The Common Questions Asked About Evaluations.

Deciding to have your child evaluated for learning and attention issues is a big step. You may have questions about the process. Here are some frequently asked questions about evaluations. What are the benefits of getting my child evaluated? The evaluation process can provide more information about the specific issues that are causing your child’s […]

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