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Posted Apr 21, 2002 at 5:32:23 PM
Subject: CAPD

Is a CAPD a learning disorder? We have had all the testing done and there is a CAPD but no ADHD. The physician wrote up that the child needs an IEP and to meet with the speech language pathologist. When we had our meeting in the fall, the school denied the IEP and did not even give us a full case study evaluation. The child excells in school due to the fact we spend one on one time helping and having outside help afterschool. How can we get them to look at the 504 and have it changed to an IEP? The school also denied the child to meet with the speech language pathlogist. They said they did not know how this would help the child!!!!

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Posted:Apr 21, 2002 6:47:44 PM

The school is required to provide an evaluation of their own upon your request. Request (in writing, of course) a multifactored evaluation in the areas of psychological testing, speech and language testing and a full auditory processing evaluation (not a screening).

They must then make an assessment to determine if the child qualifies for special education services. (Not that they necessarily can provide the services, in many cases.)

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Anonymous
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Posted:Apr 22, 2002 9:03:51 AM
Subject:Re: CAPD

CAPD does not automatically qualify a child for an IEP under federal law. Some school districts do, but not mine and apparently not yours. My son has an IEP because he is classified as having a specific language disability. He also receives speech and language services and OT.

Grades/classroom performance are often indicative of problems but classification is based on potential (IQ testing) versus achievement (testing). It is possible that your child is working up to his potential with all the help you are giving him and won't qualify (if you request in writing they have to test). In my son's case his IQ tested average but his reading was below average.

I guess I would also think about what you are trying to accomplish by getting an IEP. We spend an enormous time with our son on school work and therapy, despite his classification so that may not change. Schools don't tend to provide intensive enough services. Also, if your son qualifies for speech and language therapy, they can't deny him on the basis of not knowing enough.

Beth

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