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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Missouri school district required to learn about behavior assessments

MODESE recently required the Raytown School District to train special ed personnel to learn the difference between a functional behavioral assessment and a functional behavioral analysis. the-iep-center

The district had been at odds with a parent for some time over the difference between the two.

MODESE ruled that a functional behavioral assessment is an “evaluation” and that the district must respond to such a request from a parent.   This shows that public school personnel don’t always know proper procedures when working with a parent.  Delays in providing an evaluation for a child with significant behaviors  can be problematic.photoboybooks

Don’t be bamboozled!

Advocates at the IEP Center give parents the information to help them acquire the services a child needs.  We know the tactics schools use to bamboozle parents.

Parents who are serious about their child’s education all over Missouri use The IEP Center including North Kansas City School District, Fort Osage School District, Raymore-Peculiar School District and Liberty  School District.

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