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  • ADD/ADHD

  • Autism

  • Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia

  • Gifted

  • Other Disabilities

Gifted

A child who is gifted may qualify for an “Education Plan” (EP) through the school district or, if they have a medical diagnosis interfering with their educational success, they can qualify for an IEP in addition to the EP.  Even kids who get A’s and B’s, take advanced and/or honor classes, can qualify for an IEP.  We specialize in writing unique EP’s and IEP’s for gifted kids.

ADD/ADHD

In our experience, most students with a medical diagnosis of ADD or ADHD are given a 504 Plan, or they are told by the school they don’t qualify for any help at all.  Not true!  Most children struggling with focus, staying on task, organization, social skills, impulsiveness and more, DO qualify for an IEP!  Most likely a 504 Plan is not giving them all the help they need.

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia

If a child has any of these diagnoses, and they are struggling in school because of one or all of them, a child may qualify for an IEP under the category of Specific Learning Disabled – even if the student gets good grades.  Unfortunately, most school districts don’t explain the eligibility system to parents and parents are pushed away thinking their child won’t qualify.

AUTISM

While most children with autism may have an IEP, is it really appropriate for the individual student and is it meeting all of the child’s needs? More than academics, the IEP can address a specific behavior plan created just for the student, as well a social skills, off-task attention issues, and extra adult help in the classroom. The list of available services is limitless.

OTHER MEDICAL DIAGNOSES

No matter a child’s disability, no matter how common or how rare, the law applies to each child equally and they have a right to receive a free appropriate public education.  Having participated in thousands of IEP meetings over the past 10 years, there is no child with a medical diagnosis we can’t advocate for.  None.

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