Get Comp Ed for COVID Distance Learning

Get Compensatory Education for COVID Distance Learning What Is “Comp Ed”? Compensatory education is a legal concept that has been around for decades but has had renewed interest during COVID-19.  Technically it’s been a legal remedy that may be granted by a judge.  Practically, compensatory education is a tool parents should leverage.  It can make-up […]

If You Think Your Child Has a Learning Disability . . .

IF you suspect your child has a learning disability, do these 5 Things I am a mother and a special-education advocate, and I have dyslexia. Many parents have confided in me that they had a “hunch” that something was not right with their child. More often than not, a parent’s hunch turns out to be […]

Authority Mag Interview on Education Reform

Allison Hertog Special Education Lawyer

Authority Magazine Interview with Allison Hertog This interview of Allison Hertog is part of Authority Magazine’s series about the things that should be done to improve the US educational system. Allison Hertog comes to the fields of special education and disability law with a highly unique background. She is one of only a handful of […]

Finally, Some Good News for Gifted and Disabled!

Finally Some Good News for the Gifted and Disabled One of the most challenging and infuriating areas in which I practice is advocating for the gifted and disabled (called “twice exceptional”).  I feel particularly passionately about these cases because I fall into the category of twice exceptional.  I suffer from multiple learning disabilities.  When I […]