I frequently hear parents’ misconceptions about the Special Education system. It’s a fallacy to think that every student may receive services under the same qualifications. Students may receive services for a number of reasons including: Autism spectrum, Speech, Learning Disability, Emotional Disturbance (ED), Intellectual Disability (ID), and Other Health Impairment (OHI). Students can qualify with at least one of the aforementioned categories. A student may have more than one area in which the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Team is focusing on.
About The Author: Megan Bowling, M.A., LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Orange, California. She has been in the mental health field for more than eight years. Megan's specialties include: anxiety, trauma, life changes, mood, relationships, and school challenges.