Grades

February 28, 2020

Denial of Appropriate Program Due to Abuse by Behavioral Aide

OAH case no. 2019090404, Parent v. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Court determined that Santa Monica-Malibu denied Student a free appropriate public education during the 2017-2018 […]
February 28, 2020

Federal Discrimination Claims Did Not Require Administrative Exhaustion

Federal Discrimination Claims Based on Failure to Accommodate Student’s Preferred Communication Method Did Not Require Administrative Exhaustion Federal District Court for Southern District of California case […]
February 28, 2020

Defense of Inclusive Placement and Program

OAH case no. 2018060323, Goleta Union School District Court determined that Student, whose basis of eligibility of special education services was Intellectual Disability, had been making […]
February 28, 2020

LA County Adoption Assistance Program Ordered to Pay for Out of State Placement

Los Angeles County Adoption Assistance Program Is Ordered To Pay More Than $10,000 Per Month For Child’s Placement In An Out Of State Residential Treatment Center […]

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August 10, 2019
Repeating Grades | LA County Special Education Representation

Preparing for Fourth Grade and Beyond

Although fourth grade may seem just about the same as third grade at first glance, there are actually some major changes to be aware of in […]
July 26, 2019
Repeating Grades | LA County Special Education Representation

Repeating Grades

The news from the school district that your child needs to repeat a grade can seem disheartening. After all, you have put a great deal of […]
March 7, 2019
What Is an Independent Evaluation | LA County Special Education Plans

What Is an Independent Evaluation

Before your child can qualify for special education services or an IEP at school, he or she will have to be evaluated by the school district. […]
January 30, 2019
Test-Taking Tips for Special Education Students | Los Angeles County Special Education

Test-Taking Tips for Special Education Students

Tests can be anxiety-provoking for even the best students, but they can be particularly problematic and even traumatic for special education students who may struggle with […]
December 20, 2018
Report Cards and Transcripts | Los Angeles Special Education Planning

Report Cards and Transcripts

Report cards and transcripts are either the joy or the affliction of every parent with school-age children. For the academically-inclined child, these reports can be like […]
May 11, 2018
How to Evaluate Progress in School | Los Angeles Special Education

How to Evaluate Progress in School

With the school year rapidly coming to a close and special education students getting close to summer break, it is vital that both teachers and parents […]
February 23, 2018
3 Reasons Why IEP Goals Are Repeated | Los Angeles Special Education

3 Reasons Why IEP Goals Are Repeated

Every year, your special education student will be given a new IEP. This will set forth goals that the child is expected to meet during the […]
February 2, 2018
The Differences between Evaluations and Assessments | Los Angeles Special Education

The Differences between Evaluations and Assessments

Did you know that evaluations and assessments are different when it comes to your special education child? While these terms may seem synonymous, it is vital […]
January 26, 2018
Top Hints That a Student Is Not Progressing | Los Angeles Special Education

Top Hints That a Student Is Not Progressing

It is not enough merely to have an IEP in place for your special education child in the public school district. Instead, to ensure that your […]
January 12, 2018
Is Special Education Just about Passing Grades? | Los Angeles County IEP

Is Special Education Just about Passing Grades?

So much emphasis is often placed on special education students to succeed academically in school. This is certainly important because good grades are a huge part […]