Several educators surround the parent and present their plan for the child for the year, based on the school’s staff schedules and the number of other children who also need services.
The parent asks for additional time in a service area and is quickly told that wouldn’t fit with the schedule. Parent expresses concern that the child is getting left behind.
This was another “rubber stamped” meeting where the educators worked to just get through and over the meeting. As long as the parent is not assertive, the student will likely stagnate.
The March 2017 US Supreme Court decision was clear; children with IEPs are to have challenging objectives.
Advocates at TheIEPCenter.com™ help parents solve schooling 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. Action can involve systems outside of the school district. It’s what a parent doesn’t know that can deprive children of needed services. We go to school meetings with parents.
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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