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What is ADHD?

Children with ADHD often have problems paying attention or concentrating. Frequently, they have trouble following directions and can be easily bored or frustrated with tasks. They may also exhibit constant movement and impulsivity, not stopping to think before they act. These behaviors may interfere with a child's ability to function at school and at home.

External link to CHADD.org

Which Does Your Child Need?

Comparing the 504 Plan and the IEP

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (“504 Plan”) are two laws that provide for services and accommodations to eligible children with special needs. Both of these laws are implemented through a plan developed by the school district: The Individual Education Program (“IEP”) and the 504 Plan.

The 504 Plan provides broader eligibility than the IDEA. More children qualify under the 504 Plan than under the IDEA because the 504 Plan only requires a child have a disability that impacts a “major life activity.” In contrast, under the IDEA, a child’s disability must fall within a specific eligibility category (such as autism, language impairment, specific learning disability, etc.) and impact their “education” making special education services necessary...

External link to www.specialedlaw.us

The Independent Educational Evaluation: Leveling the Playing Field

A good evaluation is critical to educational planning. A good evaluation will help explain the nature of the problem(s) your child may be experiencing, help identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, provide invaluable information about your child’s current needs, and offer guidance in choosing the services necessary to meet those needs. In short, a good special education evaluation is a critical tool in the Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) process...

External link to www.specialedlaw.us

Does your child need an evaluation?

View this article with helpful information about Evaluations...

External Link to Pacer.org

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