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

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 …

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 …

Strategies that May Help You Deal With Insurance Companies and HMOs

Organization: PA Health Law Project Guiding principles for dealing with insurance companies: Document everything Don’t rely totally on physicians and providers Appeal Be persistent What to do when you’re told the service or equipment isn’t covered: Determine what is covered: Don’t believe everything you’re told For employer provided commercial plans or COBRA plans: ask your …

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 /coordination disorder.” This shows a physical diagnosis, which is typically covered, versus a developmental diagnosis, which is …