Special Education Evaluation Process

Thanks to the help of the Central Florida Parent Center, my documentation and my persistence at being an advocate for my daughter, the special education evaluation process has begun. After making a complaint to the state of Florida for no response to my request for an evaluation last school year, my daughter's need for Homebound schooling over the summer and now (except for two classes that she is taking at school), the district finally accepted the need for an evaluation. My daughter has medical conditions and anxiety that are contributing to her difficulty learning. We are not sure if she … [Read more...]

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Evaluation For Learning Disability Granted

It's been a long time, but the school district has finally granted my daughter's evaluation for a learning disability. It feels as if I've accomplished something amazing, which shouldn't be the case. When a student is absent from school 53 days and a parent isn't told about the Hospital Homebound program, or a student who normally gets A's and B's says she is struggling with her schoolwork and is getting D's and F's is ignored, something isn't right. The School District Made Mistakes When I did request an evaluation, it was unknown what my daughter's problems were. At first, I didn't get an … [Read more...]

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Dyslexia and Processing Disorders

I'm doing some research on dyslexia and processing disorders since Sammi's homebound teacher picked up on issue that Sammi is having while reading, writing and doing math. The teacher was concerned when Sammi said that can't do word searches. So she began to delve into the cause. Since she is teaching Sammi one on one, she has the time to evaluate her. After doing some reading tests, watching Sammi write and doing math problems in front of her, the teacher saw that Sammi is *writing her letters and numbers backwards, getting some common letters such as "o" and "u" mixed up, hesitating when … [Read more...]

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