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Special Education Law: Neurological Disorders

Neurological disorders are diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system which include  the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. The types of neurological disorders which more typically occur in children  include epilepsy, Tourette Syndrome, cerebrovascular diseases including stroke, migraine and other headache disorders, brain tumors and traumatic disorders of the nervous system such as brain trauma.

There are some basic symptoms that are common among many neurological conditions. These symptoms include differences in speech patterns, loss of balance and coordination, numbness in a single extremity, weakness, memory loss, difficulty moving, tremors and rigid muscles.

Given the wide range of disorders, the educational needs of each child with a neurological disorder will be unique. If a child has been diagnosed with a disorder prior to the age of three, he or she may greatly benefit from early intervention services. Through early intervention, the child may receive Occupational TherapyPhysical Therapyspeech or other services.

Knowledgeable and experienced school lawyers

We have experience advocating for appropriate placements and services for children with Neurological Disorders. If you need help advocating for your child, please contact us. We understand the steps that are necessary to get your child the free appropriate public education he or she is legally entitled to receive.


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