Special Education/1:1 tutoring

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Just wanted to ask, do schools only have to provide 1:1 tutoring for kids with autism or does a child ever qualify because of other disabilities and consistently very poor performance. "extra help" was utterly ineffective.  Thanks

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Hello, Lynn,

It is inappropriate for a school district to provide or deny services based on a child's disability.  The services must be individualized.  If you would like to follow up and give me more information, perhaps I can go into more detail.  But no, services should not be based solely on a child's disability determination.  Thank you so much for writing to me and using this service!

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Michelle R. Davis, M. Ed.

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I can answer questions about disability definitions and criteria for services, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004, No Child Left Behind, 504 plans, how to craft an IEP that drives the appropriate services, school placement, dispute options, and least restrictive environment. I worked in the public school system as a special educator and am now in private consulting practice where we assist parents as they navigate the special education process. I have expertise in all educational disabilities except blind/visual impairments and deaf/hard of hearing. This includes ADHD and other health impairments, medical conditions, dyslexia and learning disabilities, Autism, emotional disabilities, language processing problems, and interfering behaviors.

Experience

10 years as special educator and administrator in public school system; Director of ABCs for Life Success since 1998; Expert services such as analysis and testimony; Author: Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What you can do now to advocate for your exceptional child's education; Special Needs Advocacy Training Institute; internet radio show Teach Your Children Well: Hot Topics in Education; author School Success for Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders released March 2010 (Prufrock Press).

Education/Credentials
Masters in Special Education with Emphasis on Inclusive Education (Johns Hopkins University); B.S.in Special Education (James Madison University); Conduct training for Universities, public and private schools, parent groups. Adjunct professor current George Washington University and prior George Mason University.

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