Tag Archives: Medical versus Educational

Not What the Doctor Ordered

Published on September 13, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

One of the most important, and complicated, things for parents of children with special education needs to understand is that there is a big difference between the educational and the medical models of treatment and intervention.  Often, parents of children with disabilities get caught right in the middle of these two systems.  The procedures and […]

The DSM-V: How Will It Impact Special Education?

Published on June 27, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

I am not even remotely a mental health professional.   I majored in English Literature and went on to become an attorney.  However, in my special education law practice in Connecticut, I brush up against psychologists and psychiatrists every day, and rely on them to let me know what, if any, disabilities my clients have, and […]