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The Special Education Process

The process for enrolling in Special Education can be quite long and involved. However, as parents it’s vital to understand how the process works and the steps needed to ensure your child receives the Special Education Resources they deserve.

The Infographic below details each of the following steps;

  1. Help Needed
  2. Referral
  3. Evaluation
  4. Eligibility
  5. IEP Creation
  6. Services
  7. Review
  8. Exiting Special Education

Step numbers 1 through 6 detail the Special Education enrollment process, leaving the periodic review of services along with the procedure for exiting Special Education once goals are achieved.

For additional detail of the enrollment process, refer to 7 Steps Of The IEP Process.

Often, children who are struggling in school are not placed in Special Education and are not given the services that could help them reach their excellence. In a system severely underfunded and over populated, unfortunately this has become the reality for thousands of children throughout the U.S.

If your child could utilize these services, but the school system has found that they do not meet the criteria necessary for Special Education, a growing alternative is Special Education Tutoring. It’s a way for children to gain additional assistance from a tutor who understands HOW to teach in the way a child learns.

The more you know, the better equipped you will be to ensure your child’s academic success!

Infographic courtesy of The Hello Foundation.