ERIC Number: ED380936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Como Comunicarse con la Escuela a Traves de la Correspondencia: Guia para Padres (How To Communicate with the School through Letterwriting: A Parent's Guide).
Ferguson, Susan; Ripley, Suzanne
This guide is intended to help parents understand how a child becomes eligible for special education and related services and how to use letter writing to effectively communicate with the school when necessary. Initial information is presented in question-and-answer format and letters to request services. Sample letters are offered for the parent who wants to: (1) discuss a problem, (2) request an initial evaluation for special education, (3) request a meeting to review the Individualized Education Program, (4) request a change of placement, (5) request records, (6) request an independent evaluation, (7) request a due process hearing, (8) follow up on a previous letter, and (9) give positive feedback. An attachment presents a flow chart of the special education process from initial referral through evaluation, meetings, and final agreement. (DB)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Disabilities, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Individualized Education Programs, Letters (Correspondence), Parent Rights, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Referral, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
NICHCY, P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Translations
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.; Academy for Educational Development, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: A translation into Spanish of ED 351 831.