If your child has been experiencing significant academic or social/emotional challenges, now is the time that is begins to be discussed and interventions begin to be put into place. As a parent, this can be very overwhelming and frightening. Suddenly, your precious child has been identified as potentially having special educational needs. Take a deep breathe and let me help guide you.
You can work around the lengthy process of a typical IEP. You, the parent, has the right to formally request that your child be tested for a disability.
Editor’s Note: This is part two in a first person series about Reactive Attachment Disorder. For more information on RAD, please visit the Mayo Clinic website or stay tuned for a follow up piece about RAD. Answers? The next day we were referred to an eating disorder clinic at a children’s hospital four hours away […]
Editor’s Note: This is a submitted story, and the first installation of this article. All names have been changed to protect the family’s identity. If you have questions, comments, or reactions to this series, please post your comments in the sections below. Thank you. What is happening with my son? I was at my son’s psychologist […]
So, I take education seriously. And I take it thismuchmore seriously for children with special needs, the children who’s parents need accurate information about the legal hoops they’re required to jump through. And then I read this in Parents Magazine: “If you think your child needs more help than she’s getting in school, you can inquire about having […]