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Dr. Stephanie Craig
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Special Education (Overview)

Special education is the individualized instruction program to help children with learning or physical disabilities achieve a higher level of self sufficiency and success in school, home, and workplace.


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How come there are more boys in special education classes?

How come there are more boys in special education classes?

It is thought that : boys have more disruptive behaviors & girls are under-represented in school-aged kids with average to above-average IQ's & a Specific Learning Disorder in Reading, Written Expression & Math +/- ADHD. 70% of girls with ADHD have Primarily Inattentive Type; most boys with ADHD have Combined Type. Intellectual Disability from X-linked genetic disorders is seen in boys; girls are less affected. ...Read more

Dr. Stephanie Craig
47 doctors shared insights

Special Education (Overview)

Special education is the individualized instruction program to help children with learning or physical disabilities achieve a higher level of self sufficiency and success in school, home, and workplace.


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Can you tell me about post trumatic stress disorder from attending special education?

Can you tell me about post trumatic stress disorder from attending special education?

PTSD is a diagnosis: that requires exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violation. Symptoms of re-experiencing the trauma thru intrusive distressing memories, flashbacks, & nightmares; emotional numbness & avoidance of places, people, & activities reminiscent of the trauma; difficulty sleeping or concentrating & being jumpy or irritable last a month or > after the trauma. See below. ...Read more

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Caring for a Special Needs Child (Checklist)

Pick a good primary care provider
once
Keep a notebook of your child's health problems and medical specialists
monthly
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My child has asperger's syndrome. How do I find out if she qualifies for special education?

My child has asperger's syndrome. How do I find out if she qualifies for special education?

Asperger: The school system will assess her, then when she geta a diagnosis from a developmental pediatrician, put her in the therapy program. The school system itself will recommend her for the special education. ...Read more

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What happens if you were a parent with a child with special needs what would you want to know about special education (sped laws, the process of evaluation, etc)?

What happens if you were a parent with a child with special needs what would you want to know about special education (sped laws, the process of evaluation, etc)?

Special Education : There are federal guidelines for children with special education and state regulations. The federal regulations can be found at http://idea.ed.gov/. Information on 504 plans can be found at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html. You can also look up the regulations that your state has made on top of the federal mandates. ...Read more

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Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?

Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?

Too little info: I sympathize, but your question is so general, it is impossible to offer a specific answer. If you think the problem truly is the teacher, speak to the principal or special educataion counselor at the school. You can request a new iep at any time, which may include looking at private school options if child not recieving adequate care. If needed, seek a lawyer specializing in this area. ...Read more

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As a parent of a child in special education, what kinds of questions should I ask my child's doctor?

As a parent of a child in special education, what kinds of questions should I ask my child's doctor?

Ask for referral to : a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to understand if your child has Intellectual Disability +/- Autistic Spectrum Disorder, CP, vision/hearing impairments or Specific Learning Disorders. After a history, school MDT results, physical & neurodevelopmental exams, the DBPede may evaluate for genetic & other medical causes & refer to a child (neuro)psychologist for standardized tests. ...Read more

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What to do if I have poor writing and i might get moved to special education, can brain cells regenerate or can someone help me re-learn to read or write again?

What to do if I have poor writing and i might get moved to special education, can brain cells regenerate or can someone help me re-learn to read or write again?

Seek help: Educational & Counseling psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place, and can help adults that have reading/writing disorders. This professionals perform specific tests to determine the nature of these learning difficulties and help the person improve these problems or teach him/her techniques on how to cope with them. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Education (Definition)

Is a form of learning, in which knowledge, skills & habits of people are transferred from 1 generation to the next through teaching, training or research . It has effect on the way one thinks, feels & acts. It is derived from the latin word meaning to ...Read more