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Special Education Tip #10: Choose Evaluators Wisely & Stay Organized

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How to choose Special Education Evaluators or Experts Deciding to hire an attorney to undertake a special education case is a big decision for many parents. Preparing to file a hearing request with the Bureau of Special ...

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Special Education Tip # 9: Share the Results of Outside Evaluations with Your Child’s School

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Share the Results of Outside Evaluations with Your Child’s School Many parents struggle with the decision to disclose information about their child’s disability to their child’s school. While independent evaluations ...

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Special Education Tip #8: Provide Consent for School Evaluations

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When a school district requests consent to conduct evaluations of a child receiving special education services, many parents’ first inclination is to say no. This is especially true for parents who recently hired an ...

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Special Education Tip # 7: Recording Team Meetings – is it a Good Idea?

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Is it a Good Idea to Record Team Meetings in MA? Team meetings can be stressful and confusing. During a typical meeting, teachers, administrators and specialists offer opinions about your child, often at a rapid pace and ...

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Special Education Tip # 6: Make Sure Your Child Receives an Evaluation within the Required Timeframe

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Special Education Tip – Receiving a Timely Evaluation As a parent there may come a time when you are concerned about your child’s performance in school, and you may suspect that your child requires special education ...

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Special Education Tip #5: Determine if Your Child is Eligible for Special Education Services

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Determine if Your Child is Eligible for Special Education Services Many parents of students who require special education services have concerns about their child’s progress or particular learning needs beginning at a young ...

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Special Education Tip # 4: Do You Need an Evaluation to Determine Your Child’s Progress?

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Evaluations are Often Necessary to Determine Your Child’s Progress As the school year comes to an end, take the time to carefully review your child’s final report card and progress reports. Are you satisfied that your ...

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Special Education Tip # 3: Make a Record of Events

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Team meetings can be fast-paced and confusing events that are often emotional, with many people offering varied opinions about your child’s progress. On the other hand, communications with teachers and administrators about ...

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Special Education Tip #2: Does Your Child Need Extended Year Services?

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School is about to end. What if my child still needs services? Some children who receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) may be eligible for services beyond the normal ...

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Special Education Tip #1: Do Not Forget to Provide Notice of Unilateral Placement

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As the school year comes to a close, perhaps you have decided to place your child in a private special education school program in September. Parents may be able to receive public funding for a private placement, but only if ...

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