• Online School

    Southeast Minnesota teen benefits from online setting

    NEW RICHLAND, Minn. (KTTC) — Distance learning has been a nightmare for a lot of students this year during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, for one New Richland teen, online school is a dream come true. “He has what we call developmental delay or an intellectual disability,” said Christina Petsinger about her son, Eric Arvis. “Through other studies with the Mayo Clinic, we found out that his frontal lobe did not develop correctly. That’s what gives him most of his issues.” A friend of the family gave them a little advice. “She said, ‘Hey Chris, check this out,”‘ Petsinger remembers. “I said, ‘Online? Are you nuts?'” They even gave the brick…

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  • Education

    Setting up an Individualized Education Program: What parents need to know

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — An Individualized Education Program, or IEP, is a written document that lays out the educational path forward for a student who is eligible for special education. These plans are put together by a team who works with the student and their family on a case-by-case basis. We spoke with Superintendent Terry Nebelsick and Special Services Director Ralyna Schilling of the Huron School District, who helped walk us through what parents need to know. According to Schilling, the process for creating an IEP begins with a referral, which can come from parents, doctors or school officials. Once this referral is made, the process begins to determine…

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