Special Education Tip – You Are Not the White Rabbit – 2018-87

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You Are Not the White Rabbit
Time Is Not Your Problem

It is the obligation of the school system to implement the IEP. If a student needs three one-half hour sessions per week of speech and language therapy, it is up to the school system to provide the services each week. Never, never, never say to a parent that you cannot fit the therapy into your schedule. While it may be true, it is up to the school system to get a therapist to the school to provide the therapy. As soon as such a statement is made, you can expect the parent to have these thoughts: (1) They are not going to implement the IEP and (2) They do not care about my child. The timing problem should be between the therapist and school system administrators and not brought to the attention of the parents.

Rochelle’s Special Education Tips (“Tips”) are designed to be helpful and thought provoking, but should not be considered legal advice as they may not be accurate for use in all situations. Tips are based on my opinions and positions in accordance with federal and Maryland law and my over 35 years of experience in the special education legal field. – Rochelle S. Eisenberg, Esquire
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