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Jennifer Fuller James

Total live articles: 12

Member since: Mar 01, 2012

I am a former special education teacher and school social worker assisting parents of children with special needs to navigate through the often difficult and confusing IEP process. I also work with parents to assist them in becoming stronger advocates and more effective parents for their children with special needs.

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Intellectual Disability is the new term for Mental Retardation. This term was officially changed at the federal level in 2010 when Rosa's Law was passed. Read on to learn more about Rosa's Law and

Home & Family> Special Education l 2 years ago

Active parent participation in IEP meetings is a critical component for developing effective and appropriate education programs for children with special needs. Many parents believe that they have to

Home & Family> Special Education l 2 years ago

Many people are concerned about how educational services will be impacted by the potential changes in the official diagnosis of Autism. Read on to learn more about the proposed changes and their

Home & Family> Special Education l 2 years ago

It has been a long time since I have heard someone use the word retarded in reference to children with special needs. I found myself off guard and unable to address the situation. Read on to learn

Home & Family> Special Education l 2 years ago

Special Education and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) are related in several ways. Due to the requirements established in the 2001 NCLB law the vast majority of special education students are required to

Home & Family> Special Education l 2 years ago

Response to Intervention is an excellent educational practice designed to meet the needs of a diverse population of learners. Unfortunately, some school districts have used response to intervention

Home & Family> Special Education l 2 years ago

The determination of whether a child has a specific learning disability (SLD) that requires a child to need an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is often a complex process. Read on to learn more

Home & Family> Special Education l 2 years ago

Many parents are unaware that their child with a diagnosed emotional disability may qualify for special education services and accommodations. Read on to learn more about the qualification guidelines

Home & Family> Special Education l 2 years ago

Many people believe that IEPs and 504 Plans are different phases in the same process. They are not and they are based on two different federal laws. Children with medical diagnoses are often provided

Home & Family> Special Education l 2 years ago

Teaching language to children with autism and other developmental delays is critical to their development. This article explains some relatively easy ways parents can get started with teaching their

Home & Family> Special Education l 2 years ago

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