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ellenville201 August 16, 2013


Any parent with a child with special needs , should always seek out groups that deal with support . A parent should always have an advocate to talk... More » 

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user5263285 August 27, 2013


Hello, My son and daughter-in-law along with their 4 year old( recently dignosed) autistic son live in Az. I live in... More »

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DawnK31 October 1, 2013


Hi Ellenville, I think these are great suggestions about finding help in the community. I do want to point out... More »

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Jenkins-Moore August 29, 2013


I have a daughter that is in the eighth grade and she has ADHA and can be a handful at times what are the best things to look for in a high school... More » 

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TeacherParent August 31, 2013


It's a very good question. Smaller class size is good to have. Is the school in good repair - a shabby school can... More »

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DawnK31 October 1, 2013


I would look for a school that is small in size, preferably under 200 students total, with class size under 15 and aides... More »

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user5047823 August 27, 2013


Hi, My 8 year old son entering 2nd grade is dyslexic and transitioning in to a new school. We had been in private but now he will be in public school.... More » 

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pennyspoerry September 29, 2013


We've had great success with the Susan Barton Reading and Spelling Program! Our public schools don't recognize... More »

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DawnK31 October 1, 2013


Wilson Reading is a great program but it should not be confused with using an OG trained staff person. Wilson only requires... More »

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AMANDASINCA October 20, 2010


Hi, I am the parent of a struggling second grader in the Oceanside, CA public school system. My son is about to be diagnosed with dyslexia, Asbergers... More » 

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user5273191 September 11, 2013


Hi, we are in the same boat, child with autism in Oceanside. What did you end up finding??

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SusannahE January 19, 2010


Hi, I have a 9-year old son who was diagnosed by the school district as mild Aspergers, and he receives various services at school...

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BusyDad February 5, 2010


Parent-LA - I'm curious to learn more about ABA - what resource would you recommend?

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els4kids August 14, 2013


SusannahE - Just curious if you ever went through with LearningRX? They typically provide free evaluations -- just get... More »

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onestep May 1, 2013


I need some help in determining how/if I can get my 4th grader on an IEP (or at least a 504) based on his WIAT/WISC scores + writing/spelling issues.... More » 

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onestep May 15, 2013


Thanks for all the great input & encouragement! I'm amazed at how hard it can be to make any significant... More »

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Aybee27 August 11, 2013


Mixed receptive-expressive language disorder would fall under the category of a speech or language impairment. That would... More »

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mikejlopez July 22, 2009


 What a conundrum indeed. I never thought Kindergarten would be so stressful. What I am about to layout is a situation that is multi-faceted,...

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Queencherry18 May 17, 2013


Hi. I know really late to join this conversation. After doing some research, I stumbled across this thread. Currently... More »

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Aybee27 August 11, 2013


First off, let me just say that I'm certain that I don't know the full story, but based on what you have said,... More »

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SaturnV May 25, 2013


My son was administered the WJ-III ACH test before 2nd grade in the following areas (standard scores and percentiles are listed) Broad Reading... More » 

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Aybee27 August 10, 2013


First, I'll say that I am a school psychologist and use the Woodcock Johnson regularly. I would not say that... More »

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Ksurridge12 July 3, 2013


Might be moving to San Antonio from England and have a severely deaf daughter who is relant on sign language and am looking for schools that would... More » 

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Tmburns July 28, 2013


The Sunshine Cottage School for the Deaf is a good school a former neighbors daughter went their before they moved out... More »

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BMomof4 March 13, 2013


Hello parents and teachers! I am having a big issue with my youngest son. He actually can't read. He started school when he was 3 yrs.... More » 

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BMomof4 May 3, 2013


Then, can I request to the school to not retain him? Yesterday he was tested and I will have the test results next May... More »

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BMomof4 June 14, 2013


Hi! Just good news, he is now under care. He has his special Education and will not be retained. My son is regaining... More »


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