The Maine DOE is proposing a refinement to two sections of Rule Chapter 101.
The proposed rule changes involve two refinements:
- Corrects an error in the current rule regarding consultation services to clarify that it can be a special education service and not only a related service.
- Changes the requirements to identify a child as having a specific learning disability including removal of the requirement that there be direct evidence of a psychological processing disorder in the form of a specified scores on an assessment of psychological processing.
A public hearing is scheduled for Nov. 30 from 9-11 a.m. in room 300 of the Cross State Office Building in Augusta. Comments can be sent to the Department’s Director of Special Services Jan Breton at firstname.lastname@example.org.