Originally Posted by rick48
You are right about using the word best and many, many posts ago I wrote about how the goal at an IEP is not to argue that what you are seeking are the "best" services for your child for you will fall into the Rowley trap but to demonstrate how what you are seeking are appropriate as opposed to be what is being offered by the SD. As in Jackie's case CART as opposed to a sign interpreter for a child who is not fluent in sign.
The word "best" should never ever enter the room where your IEP is being held.
And as the decision rests on assessment of the child's current level of functioning, it would appear, from that perspective, that jackie's request for additional accommodations is excessive.