Missouri parents enroll IEP students

As parents in Missouri enroll their IEP student for school year 2015-16, they may not be aware school’s  staff doesn’t really understand the needs of the child.  This is why the Congress put the IEP process into place and the opportunity for a parent to trigger evaluations.the-iep-center (800x640)

Parents can check to see how many years’ have passed since the school last did a COMPLETE evaluation of the child to assess all areas of SUSPECTED disability.  Parents can request the school do this after one year has passed.  Parents can submit their private evaluations from outside professionals at any time to the school.

Also, parents can trigger the school to pay for outside evaluations, called “Independent Educational Evaluations”.  There are parameters for this including that it is triggered by the parent as a result of the parent’s disagreement with the evaluation conducted by the school district.

Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) often prove helpful to both the student and staff since the IEE often points out areas that need to be addressed.NICHCYphotomagnifyglass3-198x300

Delays in taking action to get support for a child may have ramifications.  It is usually beneficial if the parent pursues correction early since issues may snowball into larger problems.

Parents in Missouri who need help dealing with the public school for their child with an IEP can consult with a professional special education advocate at The IEP Center.   Advocates also help parents when the parent wants an advocate to go to a meeting at the school with them!  Never go alone.

Parents often need to work to make sure the pubic school system isn’t failing their child.  Passing grades doesn’t necessarily mean your child is learning.

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IEP students: Uneasy about start of school this fall?

photoboybooksUneasy about the start of public school this fall for your child with special needs?  Perhaps that uneasiness is a result of dealing with a system that has its own lingo, and, you aren’t familiar with the terms necessary to work that system.

Join me the evening of August 15, 2013, to learn some of the most frequently used  buzzwords by the special ed folks at the public school, so you, as an advocate, can better advocate for the child.  Schools have been known to not provide services to kids if the parent didn’t use the right words.  Don’t let your child be left behind. This 45 minute webinar may make a difference in the program your child gets this year. Click the link below to register.   Provided by http://www.theIEPcenter.com

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