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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Understanding Evaluation Results And Next Steps

Need a refresher on evaluation basics? Or maybe you’re still deciding whether your child needs an evaluation or haven’t yet requested an evaluation. If so, go back to a previous step in our evaluation journey: A. Learning about evaluations B. Deciding on an evaluation C. Requesting an evaluation D. Preparing for an evaluation Your child […]

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What Is An Individualized Education Program (IEP)

The IEP is often described as the cornerstone of special education. That’s because this legally binding document details a student’s annual learning goals as well as the special services and supports the school will provide to help him meet those goals. Before your child can receive special education services, you and the school must complete […]

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What Is Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

If you think your child needs special education services, you have to follow a legal process to make it happen. This process can be confusing. It can involve several laws. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the most important one to understand. As the nation’s special education law, IDEA provides rights and protections […]

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