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Observation by Independent Evaluators for Children in Special Education

This article will discuss whether independent evaluators are allowed to observe a child in their classroom. Many school personnel state that HIPPA and FERPA prevent the evaluators observations; this is not true. In order for the independent evaluator to complete a full evaluation on your child, a classroom observation is critical.

Draft IEP’s For Your Child in Special Education – Tips on Using Them to Help Your Child

This article will discuss Draft IEP’s which are individual educational plans, for children with disabilities, that are filled out before the IEP meeting. While they are legal, the Office of Special Education Programs discourages them. Also discussed, how to use Draft IEP’s to help your child.

4 Ways to Use Least Restrictive Environment in Special Education, to Benefit Your Child

Do you have a child with autism, or a learning disability that is in a regular classroom? Do you have a child with another disability that is in a self contained classroom, and you would like them to receive some mainstreaming? This article will discuss the individuals with disabilities education act (IDEA) requirements, for least restrictive environment (LRE), and how you can use them to benefit your child’s education.

Special Education Acronyms – What Do All Those Letters Mean?

This article will discuss a lot of the special education acronyms that parents hear every day. By understanding what they mean, you can better advocate for an appropriate education for your child.

Day Care Dilemma – Finding Special Needs Child Care

Day care providers are popping up everywhere. Most people can find a great day care provider close to their home, however if you have a special needs child chances are the choices for day care providers is very slim. This article will go into greater detail concerning this dilemma.

Aging Parents Caring For Their Adult Children With Special Needs

Aging parents of special needs children face the daunting tasks of providing for their own retirement and securing the future of adult special needs children. Over the next 20-25 years, many parents will struggle with health issues, while attempting to continue care in the home for middle aged adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. The need for sound financial planning will be crucial.

5 Reasons Why Your Child Receiving Special Education May Be Misbehaving

This article will discuss 5 reasons why your child receiving special education services is misbehaving at school. There is a process for determining why your child is misbehaving, but this may give you a head start on that process. This will help your child benefit from their education!

Summer Activities For Children and Children With Special Needs

The summer is a great opportunity to incorporate authentic learning experiences. Giving mindful attention to communication, vocabulary development, community experiences, and preparing for the upcoming school year may support continued academic and social development during the summer vacation.

9 Items to Be Included in a Special Education Transition Plan

This article is for parents of a child with disabilities that is in high school, and will be graduating within a few years. Transition Plans are required by special education law. This article will discuss 9 things that should be included in your child’s transition plan. This will ensure that your child is ready for post school employment or schooling.

Parenting Tips on Effective Record Storage For Your Child’s Special Education Records

This article will give parenting tips on short and long term storage for your child’s special education records. Many children have huge volumes of records, by keeping them organized, you will be able to find records that you need at a moments notice.

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