Referring Your Child for Special Education

The decision to refer a child for assessment to determine if they qualify for special education isn’t one to take…

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The Basics of Special Education Assessments

Most people new to special education are quickly blindsided by the processes and procedures that have to be followed. Many…

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Podcast: Present Levels of Performance

On December 12, 2008, we originally published “Present Levels of Performance – What They Are & Why We Need Them”.…

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Podcast: Understanding Special Education Eligibility

On December 7, 2008, we originally published “Understanding Who Is and Who Is Not Eligible for Special Education.” As we…

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California SLPs Sometimes Confuse Legal Requirements

Today’s posting will hopefully lay to rest a misunderstanding that seems to plague special education in California. I can only…

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Understanding Who Is and Who Is Not Eligible for Special Education

Eligibility is a very confusing concept for most parents trying to negotiate their ways through the bureaucracy of special education.┬áIt’s…

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Understanding the Initial Assessment Process

The way special education law generally works is that the implementing regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (“IDEA”) set…

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