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Hundreds Attend Chris Ramirez’s Cherab Foundation Anti-Bullying Birthday Party

“Cherab Foundation is a very special organization. They made this a life-changing event for Chris and our family. The community came together and gave Chris the birthday of the lifetime. ” ~Mary Ramirez “Chris’s party was over the top. So much better than I could have possibly wished for. So many wonderful people showed up …

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 lasts into childhood ADD/WO Attention Deficit without Hyperactivity or “Undifferentiated ADD” ADHD Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder, …

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 indicates you understand the IEP.) Speech Therapy Matrix For School Based SLPs Background Information Relevant Medical/Diagnostic Information: …

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 of students who have learning disabilities, as a group, have not been what we would all hope …

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 experience certain limitations that can only be corrected with a certain level of personalized support.   Unfortunately, …

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 first developed for school based SLPs. In the following chart Mild, Moderate, Severe, and Profound refers to …

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 one. Insurance companies’ representatives (like so many others) don’t always know what apraxia is and leap to …