ABOUT PENDENCY SERVICES
Yeled v’Yalda provides quality Pendency/Enhanced SETTS (Special Education Teacher Support Services) mandated by the IDEA (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act which prohibits the disruption of a child’s education on the basis of a disability). Yeled v’Yalda’s Pendency program ensures that children in need of services past the age of five will be able to continue on a smooth trajectory toward educational success. Pendency services protect the rights of students by ensuring that they continue to receive special education services in their individual educational setting. Under this program, students continue to receive the highest caliber of individualized services from carefully selected and highly qualified special education providers. Yeled v’Yalda’s team of dedicated clinical supervisors assist providers, schools, and families in ensuring that children receive a high-quality ongoing education. Yeled v’Yalda provides consistent and dependable support to help parents confidently navigate the complexities of the special education process.
The goal of Yeled v’Yalda’s Pendency program is to provide quality clinical supervision and academic intervention uniquely tailored to each child. Supervisors collaborate with teachers, therapists, and school personnel to provide educational supports and optimize social development. Yeled v’Yalda’s Pendency program provides children with the benefit of learning and interacting with typically-developing peers. Our ongoing goal of providing exceptional special education and related services in a mainstream setting is enhanced through ongoing communication between parents and professionals. An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is designed to ensure that students succeed in reaching their maximum potential. A customized plan is created which takes the whole child into account by addressing individual academic, social-emotional, and behavioral concerns. Yeled v’Yalda’s Pendency program incorporates ongoing collaboration between parents, teachers, and therapists who become partners in helping children reach their educational goals. This ensures that children beyond the age of five continue to progress along their trajectory toward educational accomplishment and success.
Students who have a current IEP or IESP from the DOE (Department of Education) with a recommendation for special education services may qualify for our program.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that protects the rights of students in need of special education services. If a parent feels that their child is not receiving the proper special education services, they have the right to request an impartial hearing. Therefore, if a parent disagrees with all or part of a new IEP/IESP recommendation, they have the right to file for a due process and for a pendency to continue with the student’s most recent mandate for educational services. Testimonies of service providers and supportive clinical documentation is submitted to demonstrate that the child is not receiving the appropriate IEP services or that the child’s school placement does not meet the child’s needs.
Key areas of challenge for children are in the academic, social-emotional and behavioral realms. Difficulties in learning to read and in developing math readiness skills (ie, identifying letters and numbers) are examples of academic indicators. Having trouble developing peer relationships and understanding social cues can be indicators of social-emotional delays. A child who struggles with following directions and class routines and with focusing and paying attention may be in need of behavioral intervention.
Pendency provides legal protection by maintaining the status quo and ensuring that students continue to receive their previously mandated special education services and placements. At times this may require a litigation process.
Special education law firms specialize in advocating, mediating, and litigating on behalf of children with special education requirements. They are experienced in providing reliable representation to advocate for your child’s unique and individual needs. Special education attorneys help protect the interests and rights of children and their parents by presenting their case at a court hearing during which the child’s special education claims are determined. They work on a collaborative basis to support parents and children and are well-versed in the laws pertaining to education and special education. A skilled attorney will help ensure that your child obtains the special services and accommodations that they are entitled to by law and can assist you in pursuing legal claims for the funding of these services.
The decision of services being provided to secure child’s progress is based on information presented at the hearing. It is very important to have documentary evidence to support your child’s case. A parent must be prepared and ready to testify about the child’s needs. Yeled v’Yalda professional staff is always available to answer parents’ questions, concerns and provide ongoing support. The information will be readily available to every parent who reaches us to Yeled v’Yalda.
An intake coordinator is available to guide parents every step of the process. Yeled v’Yalda allocates time and resources needed for each child and family. Parents are offered personal appointments to answer questions and provide a wealth of information relevant to their child’s case.
Yeled V’Yalda’s transition program has a staff of competent, licensed professionals experienced in advocating for children in need of DOE services.
We are pleased to offer support before, during, and after scheduled meetings to ensure that the DOE receives necessary documentation, that parents are aware of their rights and choices, and that a supervisor is available to represent your needs.
Following an annual review, the DOE forwards the updated IEP/IESP to the child’s parents. Parents can always contact the DOE for their child’s most recent IEP/IESP. Please feel free to reach out to us for additional assistance.
Every three years the DOE reevaluates students that receive special education services. The purpose of this triennial review is to assess your child’s progress and to determine whether your child continues to qualify for DOE services.
Yeled V’Yalda prides itself on maintaining a stellar team of both male and female bilingual providers. Yeled v’Yalda therapists are certified and licensed by NYS. Providers are highly trained in academic and social domains and receive ongoing supervision. We carefully assign the appropriate therapist to each case by taking individual school and family concerns into consideration.
Concerns regarding preschool children aging out of CPSE can be addressed with the child’s teachers and Yeled v’Yalda clinical team consisting of SEIT providers and supervisors. Yeled v’Yalda administrative support is always available to address procedural concerns.
Yeled v’Yalda takes professional staff development very seriously. We provide monthly workshops and courses that are presented by top professionals in their fields. Workshops cover topics such as executive functioning, ASD, kriah and reading, sensory integration, ADHD, and more.