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Posted Mar 27, 2002 at 8:25:41 PM
Subject: I forget to ask in my other post.

If my son is formally diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder, doesn't the public school have to provide services and and IEP?? He is in private school in another town. Also if he needs services don't they have to go to him not pull him out of school and make him go to the local elementary school. I don't want to short change him any services but I don't want to be pulling him out of school either.

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Posted:Mar 27, 2002 9:03:05 PM


No. If your son is in a parivate school and you chose to place him there then the district can provide services,and give him a family service plan,not an IEP,but they are not legally obligated to do so. They are however obligated under child find to evaluate him.And if after they do you do not agree with their finding you may request an IEE.

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Posted:Mar 28, 2002 5:53:29 AM

being diagnosed is not the same under the law as being eligible for services. He- and you- would need to go through the process with the school of determining discrepency in performance, adverse effect and then finally need for specialized instruction. He can have APD and not be eligible under the law.

If he is eligible then the school has to make services available but they are not obligated to go to extraordinary lengths to provide them- such as traveling to another placement that was a parental choice.

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Posted:Mar 28, 2002 6:39:54 AM

Well I doubt they will do anything because I keep hearing how young he is and it is implied that he will grow out of all this. I know better which is the reason I had him tested as soon as his teacher requested it. We have a very long family history and I wasn't willing to wait until 2nd or 3rd grade. I wanted to know now so we could start builing on his strengths and his weakness's so that school wouldn't become so frustrating.

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Posted:Mar 29, 2002 8:46:10 AM

If your child was evaluated by the public school and found to be eligible for special ed. services, you would have to either enroll your child in the public school program recommended, or bring your child to a designated public school building for the therapy; I know several children in parochial school who receive speech therapy at our public school...their parents bring them to the school.

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Posted:Mar 29, 2002 9:05:33 AM

Is that 100% because there are a couple of LD kids at the school already and they get wilson reading but the wilson teacher comes to them . The district the private school is in is not the district that the elementary school is in. I don't think he, my son, would take well to being pulled out of school to go to the elemetary school.

Don't get me wrong, please, I will do anything he needs for help!! Also, one of the testers continues to tell me it is age related but if you review the tests you can see it is not. I don't know I put him in private school because I don't like how the public school in my area handles children. There is only one tester on his team that I would want working with him!! So I am not sure what to do??

Would speech and language therapy be covered under my insurance??

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Posted:Mar 29, 2002 11:09:57 AM

Was your child evaluated by the public school in the town in which you live? Was therapy or special ed. recommended? Where the public school funded therapy is delivered may vary town by town. In our small town, our school has one special ed. teachere for the whole school, and I don't think she goes out to deliver services.

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Posted:Mar 29, 2002 5:29:44 PM

Was your child evaluated by the public school in the town in which you live? No the town we live in is different from the town he was evaluated in. The town he was evaluated in is enormous. The are the third largest district in our state.

They did not make any recommendations for therapy? One person on the evaluation team told me that he needed a full CAPD eval with an audiologist. Then another said it is all age related. Which this person said from day one. So there weren't any suggestions made even though it is obvious to me there should have been. If he does have an auditory disorder he will more than likely need speech and lang therapy. I am hoping my new insurance will pay for it. I am not sure.

I am still waiting for a revised additon of one of the test because it was missing alot of things. I won't see that until next week.

Also how do I determine on my own what type of services he needs?? I guess I probably will need an advocate.

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K.

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