There are different roads you can take to achieve an end. Due process is not the only option. In some cases it is, but it is not necessary when the educational agency has violated state and federal laws. A compliance complaint can be filed, and the educational agency will be given corrective action as was done in this case.
Be skeptical all you want- her primary category of eligibility is deafness.
No you don't. You have yet to support anything you have claimed. In fact, you have gone out of your way to avoid supporting what you have claimed, to the degree that you have twisted other's posts and played the victim, not to mention bringing up issues that are not applicable in an attempt to deflect.
This is dangerously close to harrassment. I hope you know this.
Are you kidding me? Harassment? Whatever.
I'm pointing out the fact that DD has repeatedly made statements about how all children with Down syndrome have Apraxia. She is stating that's why there is an expressive language delay. I'm stating otherwise, and I supported my statements with facts. I asked DD to support her statements re Apraxia and Down syndrome and she hasn't.
If people were to view this thread objectively, they would come to the conclusion that I'm being harassed. And no- I'm not "playing the victim" I'm stating the facts.
.Then she is not eligible for services just because she is deaf. Deafness, in and of itself, is not qualification for an IEP. An IEP must be written to determine accommodation. Therefore, the DS becomes the condition on which services are provided
Remediate means totally remediate....it will help a lot, and they'll be able to use Sign/ACC at a more sophsicated level then just speech. BTW, you're essentially saying that this student is globally expressively aphasic....With Down Syndrome, there will nearly always be an underlying language delay. The severity of this delay will vary. In addition to the language delay, there is nearly always an articulaton disorder. Low muscle tone and an enlarged tongue interferes with speech production, but motor planning issues (not true apraxia) are often co-existent. Long story short, introducing ASL/AAC may help the person overcome their artiulation issues but it will not remediate the underlying language delay...