The most important thing about identifying a disability is getting your child the help he or she needs—this might simply be extra help (for example "academic intervention services") or it might be an Individualized Educational Program (IEP). It is important to note that if your child is struggling, either academically or socially, the school is required to document pre-referral strategies and interventions that have been tried prior to making a referral for special education services. In any case, when a request is made, there is a formal process that the school must go through to:
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As a parent or guardian you know your child best. Because of this, your ideas, opinions, and input are very important in mapping out the best possible education for him or her. Children learn at different speeds and in different ways.
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If you believe your child requires special education services, it is important that you ask the right questions from the start.
When the Special Education process begins, an initial referral for an evaluation is made.