• School and Learning
    Child's Advocate
    Legal Advocacy for Boy with LD
    There are several resources to turn to for help with legal advocacy. ...
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    Child's Advocate
    Fifteen-Year-Old Is Struggling in School
    Talk with the school counselor to see if she will be an advocate for you and your son. ...
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    How to Get Involved
    Twelve-Year-Old Causing Trouble in School
    When a former teacher's pet starts causing trouble in class, it's time to make an appointment with the child's school counselor. ...
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    Parent-Teacher Conflicts
    Does the Teacher Expect Too Much?
    Before you can determine anything, you should meet face-to-face with the teacher, and bring your daughter along. ...
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    Child's Advocate
    School Administrator Doesn't Understand LD/ADD
    When the school won't listen, the support of an advocate can help get mandated modifications/supports for your child. ...
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    Child's Advocate
    Child Needs School Help
    When it's clear your child is having problems with school, take your questions to the school counselor -- and expect answers. ...
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    Parent-Teacher Conflicts
    Seeking Provisions for an Average Student
    Your rights as a parent are many, including the right to request help for your daughter. Sometimes, however, it can take time to find that one teacher, counselor, or aide who will assist you. ...
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    Special Education Laws
    Special Ed Advocacy: Nine Rules of Thumb
    Special Ed Advocacy: Nine Rules of Thumb Because the stakes are so high, it is very difficult for parents of children with special educational needs to advocate calmly and objectively for the educational and related services their children need. ...
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    Special Education Laws
    Special Ed Advocacy: Mistakes People Make
    Special Ed Advocacy: Mistakes People Make Here are several common errors which can undermine parents' ability to obtain appropriate services. In these descriptions I sometimes refer to "hearing officers." That is a reference to persons whose job ...
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    Diagnosing Lds
    Dysthemic and Anxiety Disorders
    If you disagree with your school's assessment, seek an independent evaluation by a multidisciplinary team outside the school system. ...