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Understanding an IEP

IEP Basics An IEP, or Individualized Education Plan, may be an important piece for students diagnosed with a learning disability. This post is to help you determine if you should explore setting up an IEP for your student. Below are some common questions regarding IEPs. What is an IEP? An IEP is a comprehensive education plan for students diagnosed with a specific disability. IEP’s are required by law under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The IEP may provide classroom modifications for your student based on his or her diagnosed disability. An IEP will contain: A description of the [...]

ADD vs. ADHD

Understanding ADD and ADHD What’s the difference between ADD and ADHD? This is a question that I often get from parents and students, particularly those who have been recently diagnosed.  The simple answer, I tell them, is the "H". Let’s take a closer look. ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder ADD is characterized primarily by the inability to sustain attention. Often times a student with ADD will exhibit satisfactory attention but only in short spurts.  Sitting in class or working on long assignments often prove very difficult for students with ADD.  Signs that a student may have ADD are: trouble taking [...]

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