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The Understood Team 

is composed of writers, editors and community moderators, many of whom have children with learning and attention issues.

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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act:

The federal law that guarantees all children with disabilities access to a free and appropriate public education. Often referred to as IDEA.

Individualized Education Program:

A plan that details the support and services (such as speech therapy or multisensory reading instruction) a school will provide to meet the individual needs of a student with a disability who qualifies for special education. Often referred to as IEP.