Student with IEP goals of “turning in work on time” and reduced need for “redirection” has had same goals for years. The goals have no indication of the baseline for the student, nor what specifics will make his success happen.
The IEP lists some accommodations but lacks the modifications necessary to help this student progress. Student hates school and often “tunes out”. Many school districts do not offer extra adult help in classrooms; many paraprofessionals were eliminated a couple of years ago. Parents can request that paraprofessionals be available and specifically assigned to the student for a certain number of minutes per week.
Public school staff often don’t understand the importance of proactively implementing modifications. Many students with ADD or ADHD need recesses and time for extra movement; or to do their desk work while standing. Advocates at TheIEPCenter.com™ help parents solve IEP problems by providing information so they can advocate for the child with special needs. Schools often don’t put plans into place legitimately unless a parent pursues action. Educational “systems” move slowly. It’s what a parent doesn’t know that can deprive children of needed services.
Don’t be bamboozled! Waiting and hoping for problems to go away allows our children to regress. Hoping the problem will go away will only delay getting the problem addressed. Waiting too long to address concerns eliminates opportunities for correction.
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