School wants parent to do work with student at home. IEP meeting

The parent was overwhelmed by caring for the child before we even entered the IEP meeting.  Discussion developed and some of the related service personnel insisted that the mother do a quantity of exercises with the child at home. I indicated that the parent was here at the meeting to learn what the school plans to do for the child for the upcoming year; this got discussion back on track.

Do you feel manipulated in IEP meetings? Our advocates are aware how parents may be bamboozled in IEP meetings and not even realize it!   It’s important for parents to set the tone of the relationship with the school early on.  Parents should be respected; not manipulated. WIth an advocate at your side, the school will see you are serious about your child’s education and expect the school to play their role.

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Parents in Kansas 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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Kansas parents enroll IEP students

As parents in Kansas 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 Kansas 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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Beware of homebound offer by school district for IEP student with behaviors

If your public school student has a disability that includes behaviors related to the disability that may be considered extreme, consider this:

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Public school districts can be misleading when talking with parents about the options for the child.

Advocates at the iep center.com help parents solve IEP problems by providing information so they can advocate for their child with special needs.  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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Parents must be proactive to pursue programming for their child who has behaviors.  If not, these students are often suspended or expelled.  Parents must ask “why” questions before behaviors occur.  Options are fewer after a student is suspended/expelled.

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We help parents at low-cost.  We help parents prepare for school meetings and also go to mediation and IEP meetings with parents.  call 913 210 1101

When the public school wants the IEP parent to “home” school

ImageYes, I was in a meeting at a public school where the administrator present suggested to the parent to “home school” the student. The expectations the parent had for the child were reasonable however the large high school seemed disinterested in “individualizing” the student’s education plan.

Lack of an appropriate schooling scenario for a child may result in the child exhibiting inappropriate behaviors due to frustration.  Staff may perceive these behaviors as threatening and call the police.  This creates a terrible situation for the family.

Why would a public school make such a suggestion; do you think it’s money?  An unknowing parent might keep the child at home!  Public schools are required to provide an appropriate education; if they can’t do it in their system, they can look outside their system for the appropriate program for our special needs’ child.

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