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Michelle R. Davis, M. Ed.

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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.

Experience in the area

10 years as special educator and administrator in public school system; Director of ABCs for Life Success since 1998; Expert services such as analysis and testimony; Author: Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What you can do now to advocate for your exceptional child's education; Special Needs Advocacy Training Institute; internet radio show Teach Your Children Well: Hot Topics in Education; author School Success for Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders released March 2010 (Prufrock Press).

Education/Credentials

Masters in Special Education with Emphasis on Inclusive Education (Johns Hopkins University); B.S.in Special Education (James Madison University); Conduct training for Universities, public and private schools, parent groups. Adjunct professor current George Washington University and prior George Mason University.


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Recent Answers from Michelle R. Davis, M. Ed.

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 Adhd diagnosis at public expense:

Dear Jodi,    Thank you for such a great question, one that many parents have. And thank you for writing to me and using this online service!     The federal law, IDEA, and State law, calls for any students

2017-02-11 Medically Fragile:

Hello and thank you for writing!  I found it interesting that you emailed me about this because I had just posted on Facebook the same issue.  I don't know if there's anyway to stop the school from sending

2016-12-23 IEP Violations:

Hello Vicki,    Thank you for using this service and reaching out to me!    It may be. The complaint should go to the Office of Civil Rights and the complaint can be filled out online.     I wish you the

2016-11-01 IEP Minutes:

Dear Miel,    I want to thank you and apologize. I thank you for your great question and advocacy. I apologize for my delayed response!     It is a very important issue you are raising. I totally agree

 

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