Parents call describing how they have tried to get the public school to help their child for YEARS! Usually they talk to staff at the school who brushes off the parent with comments like “he’ll grow out of it“, “wait and see”, or “we’ll test the kids in the spring”. Then years pass and the student is so far behind and frustrated resulting in emotional and social issues becoming a problem.
Parents who suspect a child is struggling at public school need to communicate it in writing or e-mail to the special ed director. As a result, many schools will then include the child in use of interventions. If after a few weeks of intervention with no progress , a parent can request a comprehensive evaluation in all areas of suspected disability. Parents aren’t obligated to pay for testing by outside professionals; the public school district usually is required to perform testing/evaluation. A reasonable person would believe that a school district would know to do these things without the parents insistence! Contact us for help with any struggles doing this; http://bit.ly/iepconsult
SB318 will give parents more power to pursue appropriate programming for our kids with special needs. https://www.senate.mo.gov/23info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=44446
Some districts are difficult to work with, and make it difficult for parents to navigate. That’s where the advocates at The IEP Center ™ are available. We support parents over the phone, and, often in one hour empower the parent! Don’t let another semester go by with a child struggling needlessly; Set a phone consult at http://bit.ly/iepconsult
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