Tag Archives: IEEs

VIDEO: Asking for an Independent Educational Evaluation

Published on November 13, 2012 by Jennifer Laviano

Years in the making, Your Special Education Rights.com is a video-based website we’ve created to help parents understand their rights.  Check us out at www.yourspecialeducationrights.com; we’d love it if you subscribed! cigar store Meanwhile, please watch the first of a series we’re making of simulated IEP Team Meetings, with tips from Julie Swanson and me […]

IEEs: Do You Have to Explain Why You Disagree?

Published on February 14, 2011 by Jennifer Laviano

  As I have covered on several occasions in the past, a parent's right to an Independent Education Evaluation (IEE) under the IDEA is, in my view, one of the strongest available under the special education laws.  This opportunity to get a “second opinion” on the school district's evaluations is, in many cases, the difference […]

"Why Would We Do an Evaluation, She Already Gets Services?"

Published on November 9, 2010 by Jennifer Laviano

As a parents’ special education attorney in Connecticut, I hear outrageous statements that parents are told by their school districts on an almost daily basis.  But, sometimes, I am told something that passes the realm of outrageous, and crosses into ridiculous. Such statements mislead or misrepresent the school’s legal obligations, and always in a way […]

A Day Late and A Dollar Short

Published on October 20, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

When lawyers get involved, very often experts are retained.  I get it.  Really, I do.  But nothing makes me quite as angry as when a school district brings in an outside expert for the purpose of preparing their legal case, when for years the parents have been refused that very expertise by the same people! […]

Missed Opportunities

Published on August 13, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

how to enlarge penile length naturally Recently, I attended an IEP Team Meeting that was, well, dare I say it?  Lovely.  I mean it.  About a year ago, the parents had hired me to represent their son, because they just could not convince their school district that their child was really, truly struggling.  He is […]

Top 5 Tips for Reviewing School Evaluations, Tip 5

Published on August 2, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

I am by no means a psychiatrist, psychologist, school psychologist, special education teacher, or related service provider.  I am not licensed or trained in administering any of the test typically given to students with disabilities in our public schools.  However, over the many years I have been representing children with special education needs in my […]

Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs)

Published on April 28, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

One of the most important safeguards which exists in the IDEA for parents of children with disabilities is the right to ask for an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE). While special education administrators hate it when I point it out, district personnel have a vested interest in the outcome of testing. If the testing indicates that […]