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Ten Related Services for an IEP you may not know about

August 19, 2013 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

In General the term Related Service means services designed to enable a child with a disability to receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) as described in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) as may be required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education.  The Related Services most people are familiar with are Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Transportation.

The following list describes ten Related Services you may not know about:  Read the rest of this entry →

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Parent Counseling & Training in an IEP

October 4, 2011 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Doug Goldberg

As a parent of a child with an IEP the first few meetings I attended many years ago were quite confusing. Since I am not the type of person who likes to feel confused or unprepared, I made it my mission to learn all I could about the process. I bought law books, researched online, took a Special Education Advocacy Certificate Program and learned about many of the therapies available. During my education process I learned the School is responsible for providing my child a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and for providing me, the parent, counseling and training. It’s ironic that I took it upon myself to become educated about the process and my child’s disability when it’s the School’s responsibility to provide all pertinent information. Read the rest of this entry →

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