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  • in reply to: I need help on resources for my 13 year old daughter #50537
    scott.luto
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    Resources = Special Education. What this school counselor is referring to are accommodations or modifications that would be written into an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Having her tested is called a Full Individual Evaluation (FIE). These evaluations are intended to gather more information about your daughter, determine if she qualifies for Special Education, and if so, provide her with the accommodations, modifications, and interventions to help her be successful in school. The School Counselor was right. You can initiate the process by writing a letter requesting an evaluation. You are entering a complicated world in terms of complexity and depth. I provided you with a lot of formal terms on purpose, so you can start googling and researching. Best of Luck.

    in reply to: Need tips for adding behavior modifications to IEP/504 #50536
    scott.luto
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    This is a bit more complicated than just getting behavior modifications put into an IEP. If your son has an IEP for Speech, and only Speech, then he currently qualifies for Special Education in the eligibility category Speech Language Impairment. The first step you would need to do would be to request an evaluation to determine the extent of your son’s behavioral issues (I would mention in the letter that I want an FBA done as part of the assessment). You would have to provide the school with the documentation you have that diagnoses him with ADHD and ODD, and then you would have see if the school determines that these struggles meet the eligibility requirements for an IEP or 504 once they have concluded the evaluation process. If, for example, it is found that he qualifies under the eligibility Other Health Impairment (OHI) as the new IEP gets written, you can come in with the accommodation and modification suggestions that you want to go into the document. In the little information that you provided, I do think that your son should at least have a 504 which can also address these behavior concerns, but this is what the evaluation would determine: IEP, 504, or no disability/impairment.

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