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What To Do If Your Child Was Denied Special Education Services

Published October 29, 2020 by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
What To Do If Your Child Was Denied Special Education Services

If your school district has made a decision about your child’s education, with which you disagree, there are several things you could do. There are several areas where these disagreements may occur: Classification. The school district refuses to classify your…

COVID-19 School Closing Are Causing Special Needs Students To Fall Further Behind Than Their Non-Classified Peers

Published by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
COVID-19 School Closing Are Causing Special Needs Students To Fall Further Behind Than Their Non-Classified Peers

Parents of students with special needs are concerned that their children are more negatively impacted by school closings than students who are not classified. They claim that their children are lagging academically and developmentally. Further, they claim they are also…

Compensatory Education - What is it?

Published by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
Compensatory Education – What is it?

Compensatory education (comp ed) are services a school district may provide your child with special needs. This especially true when he or she has lost time from services that are guaranteed in his or her IEP. The district may be…

What Happens to Your Child's IEP If You Transfer Schools?

Published October 15, 2020 by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
What Happens to Your Child’s IEP If You Have to Switch Schools?

Transferring from one school to another is a challenge for most students and their parents. But having an Individualized Education Program (IEP) adds another layer of complexity when it’s time to move a child with special needs. State and federal…

Epilepsy Awareness Month

Published October 7, 2020 by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

By Dr. Mark J. Franceschini. Ed. D. COVID-19 and Epilepsy I want to begin by discussing some important questions and answers regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and Epilepsy. Q. Are people with epilepsy at higher risk of developing COVID-19? No. Those…

School Support for Dyslexic Students

Published September 14, 2020 by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
What Supports Do Teachers Use to Help Dyslexic Students?

Teachers use a variety of techniques to assist students who suffer from dyslexia. However, no one technique works better for all children. Students with this disability experience it at different degrees of difficulty in reading and spelling. Such a student…

Reviewing Your Child's IEP: Considering COVID

Published August 25, 2020 by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
Reviewing Your Child’s IEP: COVID Considerations

COVID-19 and Your Child’s IEP By Dr. Mark Franceschini, Education Consultant, Susan Clark Law Group, LLC How was your child’s progress in school this past year? Obviously a year older, your son’s or daughter’s needs have changed. The Child Study…

NJ's School Reopening Plan and Special Education

Published August 14, 2020 by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
How NJ’s School Reopening Plan Could Affect Students with Special Needs

Everyone has been shaken by COVID-19. As New Jersey schools prepare to reopen in the fall, many questions loom — including how districts plan to meet the needs of students with special needs. Unfortunately, there are no clear answers. Earlier…

School Services for Children with Special Needs

Published July 13, 2020 by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
School Services for Students with Special Needs

Many children experience difficulties at school. Issues can arise from a variety of causes, including physical disorders and developmental disabilities, psychiatric disorders, emotional and behavioral disabilities, learning disabilities and/or other differences. Regardless of disability, children with special needs are required…

Diagnosis of Autism and Learning Disabilities

Published May 19, 2020 by Susan Clark Law Group LLC
Diagnosis of Autism and Learning Disabilities in Children

Children with learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often eligible for special education programs and accommodations in New Jersey. But it can be challenging to access these benefits without an official diagnosis. To complicate matters, there is no…

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