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Bullying Must Stop

Bullying Must Stop A film “Bully” follows the stories of five bullying victims, one of whom, a seventh-grader named Alex, has Aspergers’ Syndrome.  In the film, Alex is shown on a school bus telling another student that he hopes to be friends.  The classmate responds by threatening to kill him with a knife and assault […]

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The Importance Of Parent Training

The Importance Of Parent Training Although parent training is sometimes included as part of an IEP, all too often it is a neglected area.  A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of child & Adolescent Psychiatry indicates that this is a mistake.  The study included 124 children, aged 4 to 13, […]

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Consenting To An IEP You Don’t Agree With

Consenting To An IEP You Don’t Agree With Most IEPs have a box for parents to check stating “I agree with all parts of the IEP or I agree with the IEP, with the exception of ______.”  Many parents believe that if they check the box, they are agreeing that the IEP provides a free […]

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IEP Or 504 Plan – Which One Is Right For Your Child?

IEP Or 504 Plan – Which One Is Right For Your Child? When a student qualifies for special education the school district is required to develop an individual education program or “IEP” for the student.  The IEP must include the basis for special education eligibility, measurable goals and objectives, the services, accommodations, and/or modifications required […]

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Three Steps To Better IEP Goals

Three Steps To Better IEP Goals Clear and measurable goals are the key to a successful IEP.  Here are three steps for assuring better goals and objectives in your child’s IEP. 1.  Understand Your Child’s Current Functioning The California Department of Education publishes grade level curriculum standards on its website.  Another good resource is the […]

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