If you have a child that has a disability you may be able to obtain private tutoring paid for by the school district. The following are some of the situations in where parents have been able to win private tutoring when they have a lawyer:
- A child with an IEP is not learning to read, write or perform math at the appropriate grade level.
- A child has not been receiving SETTS or resource room at least three hours per week.
- A child with an IEP has been recommended for a service or classroom but it was not provided to them.
- A student with an IEP has missed school because a placement has not been offered.
- A student with an IEP has missed school because of a failure to offer busing.
- A student with an IEP has been suspended and missed more than 10 days of school.
- A student with an IEP has dropped out of school.
- A student has only earned an IEP diploma or a certificate.
- A student with an IEP up to the age of 24.
- A child with an IEP has been in the wrong placement.
- A child has been held over multiple times but never been referred for special education services.
- A child with an IEP has been discharged from school or transferred to a GED program.
- A child has been recommended for a SEIT, but there was a delay in providing the SEIT or the SEIT that was assigned, missed sessions or did not do a good job.
- A child has missed IEP services.
- A child was placed in the incorrect class.
- For NYC Only: A child has been issued a P3 Letter, P4 Letter or Nickerson letter and a parent cannot locate a teacher or placement.
- A parents’ first language is not English and s/he has been unable to access the special education process.
If a parent has experienced any of these situations, you may be able to file a hearing and win private tutoring or other make up services.
Lawyers have successfully won services for children at tutoring centers such as Huntington Learning Center, Sylvan, Linda MoodBell, EBL Coaching as well as tutoring for children with learning disabilities in methods such as Wilson and Orton Gilliangham.