Category: Advocating for Your Child

Requesting Functional Behavior Assessment, Psycho-Educational Evaluation, and Psychological Assessment

Parents Name Address City , State Zip Code Telephone Number Email Address (Name of Special Education Director) (Name of School District) (Address of School) Dear (Name of Special Education Director): My child, (child?s name) (date of birth) attends (school name).

Functional Behavior Assessment

The recent amendments to IDEA are final. School districts are now required to conduct functional behavioral analyses of problem behaviors, under certain circumstances. Unfortunately, IDEA does not provide specific guidelines regarding the conduct of a functional behavioral assessment. Each school

Treatment of Children with Mental Illness

Introduction Research shows that half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14.1 Scientists are discovering that changes in the body leading to mental illness may start much earlier, before any symptoms appear. Through greater understanding of

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Q: What is ADHD? A: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a term used to describe a group of behaviors that most often appear in young, school-aged children. Q: What are the symptoms of ADHD? A: ADHD has a wide