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Old 10-02-2012, 04:42 PM
 
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I have a student who qualifies as EMD but psyc wants to place as DD to avoid possible ESOL questions that really don't pertain to this child and to please the parents. We don't have self-contained at this time, we have a Learning Lab model. Would the DD label negate a possible placement in a self-contained classroom if that were available in the future? I don't think that the DD label presents a clear picture to a gen ed teacher, where she spends part of her day (arrival,recess, special areas, and some classroom time). Student scores very low in all areas. I'm just not comfortable with the label and feel it's kind of a done deal.


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DD is acceptable until 9 years old. Once the child turns 9 then they need a more specific exceptionality.
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You must also remember that the IEP is all
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about meeting that child's needs...The needs are the same no matter the diagnosis on paper. I taught SpEd for seven years. It is never about the label and all about what that student NEEDS.

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Over the years, I have had kids with DD placed in private schools, small group settings, with pull-in/pull-out models, and full inclusion. Depends on the kid.

Often, DD is done until 9, because it fits, and by then (usually 3rd grade or so), a more definitive category can be determined. The IEP should create the clearer picture, not the category, so if it makes the parents accepting, that's a battle I'd let slide.

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