Special Education Online – SEO Training

Online courses are already offered by most schools for those people who are very busy and cannot afford to attend normal classes in a university. Students receive almost the same learning due to resources found in the internet the school is providing them. They are also giving certificates to students upon completion of the course.SEO actually stands for Search Engine Optimization, but i called the training for this field as Special Education Online because it is very different from the normal courses we can take from college. This online training course does not include general studies and is far from management subjects. The course is one of the best known training experts have acquired in making their business successful. It helps explore your knowledge in advertising or marketing online for the website of the company. This style is common now to attract customers that will visit their webpage and be a potential acquirer of their product and service. The training is so flexible for those who have limited time due to other scheduled work for their business plus cost is not that much.SEO training offers strategies that will make your business on top of businesses. It includes keyword, website or webpage and linking strategies that can empower your company and the advertising website be known to your targeted market. SEO tools and other freebies are also an option for you to learn which are really benefiting to the students. Your progress will be monitored too to know your standing as a student and assignments are given because it is a way the consulting company working for SEO training can see if you can follow the steps provided for your success. Surely the training is simple, fun and easy as one, two, three.

4 Difficulties With Stay Put Placement in Special Education Due Process Hearings

Are you the parent of a child receiving special education services that is considering filing for a due process hearing? Have you already filed for a due process hearing due to a dispute with special education staff? Would you like to know what issues can arise with a stay put placement? This article will give you information on what difficulties may arise when you ask for a stay put placement.Stay put is the last agreed upon placement between parents and school districts; the placement that the child is in when the parent files for a due process hearing.
Below are some difficulties that may arise when determining stay put!Difficulty 1:  If a child is transitioning from preschool to Kindergarten or from middle school to high school stay put can be difficult to determine. If a child is transitioning from preschool what is stay put-preschool or kindergarten. Some hearing officers have ruled that in this situation the child would stay in preschool until the due process was finished.Difficulty 2: If your child is currently in a private placement at public expense and will be changing districts from elementary and high school, a dispute on stay put may develop. This actually happened to a friend of mine, and the decision was that stay put is the child’s private school placement at public expense. The high school was angered that they had to pay for a private school placement that they disagreed with, until the due process was finished.Difficulty 3: A difficulty would arise if a parent had a settlement agreement with their school district waiving stay put as the private school at public expense. Be extremely careful when signing settlement agreements to ensure that you are not giving up IDEA rights in the future!Difficulty 4: A difficulty would arise if a school district wanted to change a child’s placement because they thought the child was dangerous. Case law has held that the school district cannot unilaterally change the placement of a child for behavior that is caused by their disability. The exception is if the child had drugs at school, a dangerous weapon at school, or caused serious bodily injury to another child or school district employee. The school district could then remove the child for 45 days to a Interim Alternative Educational Setting.By understanding what the difficulties could be in a stay put placement will allow you to advocate for your child.

5 Top Parental Special Education Advocacy Tips to Benefit Your Child!

My top 5 advocacy tips:1. Trust your instincts. If you think, your child has disabilities in certain areas trust yourself. No one knows your child like you do, and you are the best judge of what will help your child learn. It is my experience that special education personnel may try and tell you that your instincts are wrong, but only accept this, if there is concrete evidence to back it up. You are the only advocate that your child has, and they are depending on you to advocate for needed related and special education services.2. Important educational issues need to be handled by letters not telephone calls or e mails, so that you can begin developing a paper trail for documentation, you may need in the future, to help you in a dispute with special education personnel. As far as sending e-mails to special education personnel, I do not like to use e-mail, as e-mails are kept in an electronic record, and not in the child’s written educational record.If you have a verbal conversation with school personnel and want to document the conversation, you can always write a short letter to the person that you had the conversations with. Try and keep the letter to one page, date it, and give a summary of the conversation. Also, keep a copy for yourself.3. If special education personnel say something that does not sound right to you, ask them: “Please show me in writing where in Federal or State law it states you have the right to do what you want to do or not do what I asked you to do to benefit my child’s education.” In my opinion, this is one of the most important advocacy skills that parents need to learn, because of the amount of misinformation that is given to parents. If school personnel cannot show you in writing from Federal or State law where it states they have the right to do something or do not have to do something you asked them to do, you know that they are not being truthful.Use the same procedure if school personnel state that they have to do something, or cannot do something because it is school policy-ask to see the policy in writing, and also ask for a transcript of the board meeting where the policy was passed.4. If your school district evaluates your child for disabilities and states that your child does not have any disabilities (even though you believe they do), and is not eligible for special education services, you have the right to an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) at public expense (which means that the school district pays for it). You must disagree with the school’s evaluation, (could be over the actual testing, the areas tested, the interpretation of the testing, the findings and conclusion of the testing, etc) to be able to receive and obtain an IEE at public expense.5. Educate yourself on all laws related to special education and disabilities and requirements so that when your school district tries to say things that are not truthful, you have the information to stand up to them, for the benefit of your child. Learn about State Complaints, Mediation and Due Process to help you resolve any disputes that you have with special education personnel.By following my top five tips you will well be on your way to successfully advocating for needed services for your child!