For this reason, many IEP Teams will not include a testing accommodation anywhere on the IEP if it is not allowed during statewide testing.
I have been very firm with the Special Ed Director in insisting that it is our job to determine their disability. My parents are unable to afford a trip to the doctor and I don’t think they should have to. Morning: Mari, I want to applaud you for being such a strong advocate for students.Meanwhile the year is ticking away and these kids will leave me and be out of my reach. I know of many students with ADHD who are not on medication with documentation from their doctors. I would encourage you to educate the parents on how to navigate the school system and refer the parents to state resources to help them.Teachers can certainly recognize the symptoms, but they cannot diagnose.Willingness or unwillingness to medicate should not stop the diagnosis from happening. Accommodations: SCHOOL OFFERS UNOFFICIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, NO 504 Mary: My 16 year old son has Aspergers, ADD, Anxiety, and Depression.If you feel strongly about the use of the accommodation, disagree with any new one that is selected, or disagree if the Team selects no new one, you do have access to dispute resolution options.
You could ask for mediation, or could request a due process hearing. I would like to try to qualify her with SPED is this possible?Many parents that I work with have had great success this way.It does not involve money but it does involve an investment of time by a parent or guardian.One potential reason I can think of is the use of that accommodation on statewide standardized testing.For a student to receive a particular accommodation on statewide testing, he should routinely be using that same accommodation during in-class testing.They should have a district policy or state rule to show you what supports their statement.