Medical and Educational Models- Why and how they are different
When parents take their child to a doctor or therapist, have a medical or psychological evaluation done for their child, recommendations are made to benefit the child. Doctors often make recommendations for medical or therapeutic services to benefit the child and sometimes suggestions for school services. There have been times medical doctors have told families to request a 504 Plan or an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their child's school.
It is important to remember this fact:
Schools have an obligation (must) consider any information from outside providers but are not required to follow those recommendations.
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