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  • Ask Perry: Your Legal Questions Answered by Our Expert

    Volume 46 Issue 6

    Volume 46 Issue 6

    From Megan Rescinito, Virginia: Does the transition services requirement of the IDEA require reevaluation of the child's cognitive, achievement, and functional levels (e.g., updated IQ testing) for assistance with admission or services in postsecondary education? ...

  • Communiqué Volume 49, Number 3 (November 2020)

    Download Print Edition FBAs and BIPs: An Updated Case Law Analysis By Perry A. Zirkel In contrast with professional norms and best practices, the legal requirements for functional behavioral assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIP) are meager in scope and specificity (Collins & Z ...

  • Communiqué Volume 49, Number 2 (October 2020)

    Download Print Edition Pros and Cons of Delayed Kindergarten Entry or Academic Redshirting By Sheila Desai & Nicholas Affrunti Among many other schooling challenges caused by COVID-19, parents of rising kindergarteners contemplated having their child's first formal education experience occur in ...

  • Send Us Your Legal Questions

    Volume 46 Issue 6

    Volume 46 Issue 6

    We are inviting you to send in questions about legal issues related to your practice as school psychologists. Perry Zirkel, university professor emeritus of education and law at Lehigh University, will answer selected questions in his Communiqué column, Ask Perry. ...

  • Send Us Your Legal Questions

    Volume 48 Issue 5

    Volume 48 Issue 5

    We are inviting you to send in questions about legal issues related to your practice as school psychologists. Perry Zirkel, university professor emeritus of education and law at Lehigh University, will answer selected questions in his Communiqué column, “Ask Perry.” ...

  • Send Us Your Legal Questions

    Volume 49 Issue 1

    Volume 49 Issue 1

    We are inviting you to send in questions about legal issues related to your practice as school psychologists. Perry Zirkel, university professor emeritus of education and law at Lehigh University, will answer selected questions in his Communiqué column, “Ask Perry.” ...

  • Your Legal Questions Answered by Our Expert

    Volume 46 Issue 8

    Volume 46 Issue 8

    Editor's Note: In this article, Perry Zirkel answers legal questions submitted by readers. If you have a question that you would like considered, please send it to John Desrochers (desroc@optonline.net). ...

  • Your Legal Questions Answered by Our Expert

    Volume 48 Issue 4

    Volume 48 Issue 4

    The district's child find obligation is activated upon reasonable suspicion that the child may meet the eligibility standards of the IDEA. This point depends on various factors, such as the extent of the child's progress in response to general education interventions. ...

  • Your Legal Questions Answered by Our Expert

    Volume 49 Issue 2

    Volume 49 Issue 2

    Whether they are wrong or right in a professional sense is, at least initially, a matter of your expertise and discretion. As a legal matter under the IDEA, these letters, just like diagnoses from other physicians and independent educational evaluations from private psychologists or other such speci ...