Dyslexia 101

  Does your child struggle to read? Does your preschooler have trouble with common nursery rhymes, can’t learn and remember the names of the letters in the alphabet, or have a hard time recognizing common rhyming patters like cat, rat and bat? Does your kindergartener or first grader read “puppy” instead of the written “dog”…

Jenny is a surrogate!

A Surrogate Parent for Children with Disabilities, that is. Jenny Gorman Speas recently completed and passed the training to become a special education surrogate parent in the State of Ohio. In concise terms, this means Jenny can be appointed by school districts to represent and advocate for children with disabilities who are wards of the…

Who do I need? Attorney vs. Advocate 101

When do you need a special education attorney versus a parent advocate? Federal and state laws require school districts to find and identify children with disabilities. Parents can request that their child be evaluated, and schools must respond appropriately. Once children have been identified, the schools are required to determine if they are eligible for…