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Get a Better IEP by Wayne Steedman, Esq.

Abusive Head Trauma/Shaken Baby Syndrome


Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD)

Auditory & Language Processing Disorders


Behavior Disorders & Behavior Challenges


Down Syndrome



Emotional Disturbance

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

    Intellectual Disability

    Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma

    Social Communication Disorder (Pragmatic)

    Speech & Language

    Tourette Syndrome & Tics

    *Many of the attachments here you can print and submit as a "Parental Attachment" to your child's IEP.  Many serve as an "Evidence Based" approach to learning which will support your request for specific services. (Example: "Evidence suggest the Multi-sensory Teaching approach is more beneficial for my child with Dyslexia as opposed to only using books on tape.")         

    • *Although these resources comply with Federal SpEd Law, it is important that you check with your state's guidelines as some may slightly differ. 

    IDEA Eligibility Categories 

    Did You Know...

    High stakes testing- is to measure how well the schools are doing and how well your child scored in comparison to others within the same grade.  They are not used to determine graduation or grade promotion. 

    Section 504 & American's Disability Act:
    Section 504 was amended so that it now incorporates the ADA AA by reference and applies to public school students under Section 504. 

    IQ Testing:
    In the state of it is illegal to administer an IQ test to African-American students.  The Larry P. v. Riles (Larry P.) case began in 1971 when five African American Children were placed in Special Education classes for the educable mentally retarded (EMR) in the San Francisco Unified School District.  Students claimed that they were wrongly placed and filed a suit in the Federal District Court of Northern CA.  The Court decided in favor of the students in 1979 and was upheld on appeal in 1984.  Now, (as of 1986) in the state of CA the use of IQ testing for all African American students to determine SPED Services is banned.  

    The two main individual IQ tests are:
    An alternative which attempts to minimize cultural bias: