Identification Part III

Once a formal request has been put it for evaluation, the school must respond with a summary of the evaluations that will take place for your approval. Once approved, they must conduct the appropriate evaluations within 60 days and set up an eligibility meeting with you in order to discuss the results.

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Identification Part II

There are two ways the identification process for special education can be started. It can either be initiated by the school or by the parent. Either way, the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) requires that both the school and parent be involved in the process. Parental involvement is especially crucial since parents know their child best and it is their efforts that will help ensure an appropriate education for their child.

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Identification Part I

We are blessed with an education system that is free and open to all without regard to race, creed, gender, or ability. In theory, any individual may find the means to improve their economic situation and quality of life through free and equal access to public education. However, the downside is that we often approach public education with a one-size-fits-all mentality.

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Navigating Exceptional Learning

Imagine for a moment that you are in class, and the teacher has just finished explaining some concept. Everyone around you is nodding with understanding as she works an example on the board. Initially, you nod right along with everyone else, having genuinely understood the concept and feeling eager to put it into practice as the teacher hands out worksheets.

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