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Holly Cihla

U.S.
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I am able to answer questions concerning portions of an IEP, classroom accommodations and supports, educational goals and objectives, transition portions of an IEP. I can also answer questions on behavior issues, help with behavior plans in both a classroom and home setting, some technology for Special Education students, and procedures for getting your child into services. I am versed in students with learning disabilities, behavioral/emotional disabilities, mild Autism and some physical disabilities. I am NOT certified in vision or hearing disabled so am unable to help in these areas. I cannot diagnose a disability, and can only advise in what I would do as a teacher or mother. If you are seeking a diagnosis, please see your family physician.

NLP Life & Learning Difficultiesl Coach

Canada
Available
I will answer questions about difficulties with spelling, reading, writing, dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADD, ADHD, and advise how all of these can be reduced or eliminated with NLP and mental imagery.

Dr. Norm Bishop

U.S.
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I have spent nealy 40 years in the area of Special Education. I have had the pleasure of teaching pre-school, elementary, middle, high school and college levels, as well as, served in school district administration buildings in classroom/legal support positions. I have also spent some time working in a State Department of Education Exceptional Student Services Office and am now currently Division Head and Director of Institutional Research at Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky. I also teach special education classes on campus. I have also taught full time teacher preparation at Northern Arizona University on the Tucson Campus, Seattle Pacific University, and at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming. In addition to that I have taught adjunct at Seattle Pacific University, City University in Seattle, Ashford University, and Grand Canyon University.

Morgan Potts

U.S.
Available
I can answer most questions related to psychological evaluations including an explanation of the scores and the assessment measures. I can also answer most questions regarding special education eligibility, response to intervention (RtI), and recommendations and interventions for specific areas of disability including intellectual disability, learning disability, emotional and behavioral disorders, other health impaired, autism, and pervasive developmental disorder. I can also answer questions regarding Individual Education Plans (IEPs), and parent rights. I cannot determine if a child has a disability or not based on anecdotal information or assessment scores.

Dr Manivannan

India
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questions be relevant to special education in India particularly the field of visual impairment, status of education in India, technological availability and advancement, curriculum development

Michelle R. Davis, M. Ed.

U.S.
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I can answer questions about disability definitions and criteria for services, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004, No Child Left Behind, 504 plans, how to craft an IEP that drives the appropriate services, school placement, dispute options, and least restrictive environment. I worked in the public school system as a special educator and am now in private consulting practice where we assist parents as they navigate the special education process. I have expertise in all educational disabilities except blind/visual impairments and deaf/hard of hearing. This includes ADHD and other health impairments, medical conditions, dyslexia and learning disabilities, Autism, emotional disabilities, language processing problems, and interfering behaviors.

Richard Taylor

U.S.
Available
I am able to answer most special education question. I can answer questions about IEP's, time lines, educational needs, special education problems with districts, teachers, other students. I can answer questions regarding proper programs and educational practices. I am comfortable answering a variety of questions in relation to, not only special education, but education in general.

Tim Runner

U.S.
Available
Questions concerning special education: IEP, assessments, Due Process, mediation, resolution conference, federal law, state law, qualifying for services, residential treatment, special day classes, resource specialists, procedures, having your child assessed, adaptive PE, speech & language, non-public school, FAPE, and tuition reimbursement.

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2017-02-24 Smart ISS:

Hello Michelle and thank you for writing to me and using this service. As I understand, "smart" ISS is just a way to describe options for out of school suspension. Your question does not tell me if your

2017-02-18 IEE for Adhd/LD diagnosis follow up:

I really appreciate your following up and letting me know the progress you have made.  You have gotten the process back on a forward path.  The main reason that they are starting over by having you sign

2017-02-17 Medically Fragile:

Yes, indeed. The doctor will recommend a modified day, and the evaluations for this should be at no expense to parents. A modified day also may be accompanied by a proper documentation that the child needs

2017-02-15 IEE for cost of Adhd diagnosis:

They may not know exactly what they are looking for (they being the school team).  Unfortunately the school team doesn't always remember that you don't necessarily understand their language, but parents

2017-02-15 IEE for cost of Adhd diagnosis:

There definitely will be overlapping symptoms between SLD and ADHD, SLD is simply a significant difficulty in one or more academic areas that are defined in IDEA.  However, the spirit of the law is to

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