twice exceptional

7 12, 2017

School Says, “No Advanced Classes for Kids with IEPs”, Now What?


My child has a learning disability. Her teachers want her to enroll in advanced classes. She is eligible based on her test scores and school performance. The School will not let her enroll her because she has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). What are her legal rights? says: Your child has an IEP because she is a child with a disability that adversely affects her education. Because of her disability, she needs special education and related services.” 20 U.S.C. § 1401 (3). Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Ed., p. 49. Children with IEPs receive protection from discrimination under Section 504 [...]

School Says, “No Advanced Classes for Kids with IEPs”, Now What?2018-07-23T14:29:12-05:00
27 11, 2017

Is Your Child Gifted and Needs Special Education?


“Your child is gifted and needs special education?” Many parents are all too familiar with this kind of comment. You may hear it from friends. From family. Even from some teachers and doctors. Yet there are lots of people who have exceptional ability in some academic areas and significant learning difficulties in other areas. Educators use a special name to describe students who qualify for gifted programs as well as special education services. These children are referred to as “twice-exceptional” learners. “Some organizations estimate that there are hundreds of thousands of twice-exceptional learners in U.S. schools.” Consider Tessa: She’s a bright, [...]

Is Your Child Gifted and Needs Special Education?2018-07-23T14:13:28-05:00


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