Tag Archives: identification

I’m Not Buying It

Published on August 30, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

When I talk to parents whose children are in middle or high school who have not yet been identified for special education services, most of the time they will tell me that they have had concerns for years.  Many times, there are also teachers or other educators in the school district who have shared similar […]

Is There a Stigma Associated with Special Education Services?

Published on May 11, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

More than thirty years since the passage of the first federal law mandating special education and related services, the question lingers as to whether being found eligible for these services will “stigmatize” children.  I am asked this question on occasion by Parents, and I always provide the same answer: The real stigma will come if […]