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The ABCs of Government, Special Education, and Advocacy

The following is a list of acronyms: ACLD Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (former name of LDA) ADA Americans with Disabilities Act ADD Attention Deficit Disorder ADD-RT Attention Deficit Disorder – Residual Type, ADD that… Read More

Sample IEP For Global Developmental Delay

Student Name: Simon Smith Student No.: nnn-nnn-nnn Birth Date: 90/09/15 (yr/mo/day) Grade: 4 School: School Division: Referral Date: (yr/mo/day) Case Manager: Program Planning Team: Name Position Signature Parents Student Services Administrator Principal Resource Teacher Class Teacher Speech-Language (SLP) Occupational Therapist Physical Therapist (Signature… Read More

Fast facts on IEPs

The following facts are intended to help guide you as you approach working with school personnel to develop or revise the IEP for your child: As a parent, you should be included in IEP meetings as an equal… Read More

Writing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) For Success

Writing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) For Success Barbara D. Bateman, Ph.D., J.D. Secondary Education and Beyond Learning Disabilities Association 1995 (currently out of print) Article Outline I. Introduction II. Developing the IEP III. Transition Planning I. INTRODUCTION The post-school success rates… Read More

Communication Disorders and Social Security Benefits

By Molly Clarke writer for the Social Security Disability Help blog Communication is a vital part of human life. We use communication to interact, learn, and develop. When a child’s ability to communicate is compromised, he or she may… Read More

Speech Therapy Matrix

Guideline for Speech-Language Eligibility Criteria/Matrix for Schools In addition to a diagnosis such as apraxia, dysarthria, phonological impairment etc. it’s important to know the severity level of your child’s diagnosis when seeking appropriate therapy.  This matrix which was… Read More

Quotes that May Help With Insurance Submissions For Apraxia

Below are some quotes and links that might help with the insurance submissions. If you receive a denial, hang in there — it’s common. Get the insurance company’s reasons for the denial and refute the reasons one by… Read More

Delay Vs. Disorder

1. How can you tell the difference between a child with verbal apraxia (not oral apraxia) and one that is a late talker? Experts state that oral apraxia can be diagnosed as young as 18 months, while most… Read More

Suggestions for a Pre-School Teacher who has a Child with Apraxia in Class

1. Send home a picture of the activity centers, and all the children and teachers, so the child can be more specific about what he or she did during the day. 2. Recognize the child’s strengths, not just… Read More

Insurance Resources

Don’t take denials personally; it’s all in the code. A great code to use if you have a child with apraxia, according to the medical experts from the Cherab Foundation, is 781.3 which is “lack of muscle coordination… Read More