you suspect your child has a disability affecting his or her school
performance, please notify your child's teacher, counselor, principal,
or the Student Services Office at 734 744-2615. If your child has not
started school, but you have concerns with his/her language or general
development, call Perrinville Early Childhood Center at 734 744-2765.
Educational Planning Team
Educational Planning Team (EPT) is a problem-solving process that may
be used by teachers and parents to help address learning or behavioral
differences. At the EPT meeting, specific learning and behavioral
challenges are identified and intervention strategies are decided upon.
The EPT may reconvene multiple times to resolve the concerns, through
the implementation of general education interventions.
Review of Educational & Evaluation Data
during the EPT or pre-referral process, there is a reason to believe
that a child has a disability, an evaluation must be completed. Parents
or teachers may request an evaluation. In order to get an evaluation
of a child, an Evaluation Review Meeting (REED) must be held to review
existing data, determine what testing is needed and who will provide
the testing. Parents are invited to the REED. During the REED, the
parent must consent to an evaluation before the testing can begin.
disabilities can only be identified after educational interventions
have been implemented, systematically, over an extended period of time,
with modifications, as needed, during their implementation. The REED
not only documents when this has been completed, but identifies when
more needs to be done prior to a special education evaluation.
“Student With a Disability” is defined, according to the Michigan
Administrative Rules for Special Education (effective April, 2009),
under the provisions of Public Act of 1971, as
person who is determined by an individualized education program team
or a hearing officer to have one or more of the impairments specified
in this part (cognitive impairment, emotional impairment, hearing
impairment, visual impairment, physical impairment, other health
impairment, speech and language impairment, early childhood
developmental delay, specific learning disability, severe multiple
impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury) that necessitates special
education or related services, or both, who is not more than 25 years
of age as of September 1 of the school year of enrollment, who has not
completed a normal course of study, and who has not graduated from high
school. A student who reaches the age of 26 years after September 1 is
a student with a disability and entitled to continue a special
education program or service until the end of that school year."
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