Getting the process started can be as simple as having a conversation with a teacher or administrator in which you specifically request an evaluation for special education. If you make the request verbally, make sure you follow up with a… Read the rest
The decision to have your child evaluated for learning disabilities or ADHD sets in motion a process that, at times, can feel all-encompassing. Finding the right professional, undergoing the actual evaluation, reviewing the results and recommendations, and meeting with school… Read the rest
Many behaviors associated with ADHD—problems with taking in information, memory, processing speed, and sensory/perception—may in fact be attributable to other issues. Therefore, the only way to know if your child has ADHD is to have him undergo a thorough evaluation… Read the rest
Some children with learning disabilities have problems controlling their behavior. They may be overly anxious or depressed, throw tantrums or scream, exhibit vocal “tics,” or engage in self-injury (e.g. head banging). Such behaviors may cause serious problems in school and… Read the rest
Understanding the results of your child’s LD evaluation provides you with the information you need to create meaningful goals and objectives—the basis upon which her Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is built.
Based on the evaluation results, advocate for annual goals… Read the rest