Special Ed pitfalls the first weeks of new school year Kansas

Here’s some common instances that happen the first weeks of public school that work against our children with special needs: rsz_solarizedstudentagainstlockers-300x249

  1. All the teachers and staff who work with our child are unaware the child has an IEP or 504 plan.
  2. Student wasn’t offered to preview the facility or learn the layout of the building prior to the doors opening for the year.
  3. Staff doesn’t know how to work with behaviors related to our child’s disability.
  4. Bus drivers/helpers interpret behaviors as worthy of suspension from bus.
  5. School staff doesn’t report to parent the four items (above).

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Advocates at the IEP Center™ help parents with these civil rights’ concerns in public schools.

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dysgraphia student struggles in school Kansas

Teenager with dysgraphia and ADHD had accommodations listed in the IEP for extra time to write assignments.  The teacher insisted he write assignments and was penalized if he turned in assignments using technology.

Many students today will enter a world where technology will be used exclusively.  An IEP meeting is needed to address these issues.

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Public school staff often don’t understand the importance of proactively implementing accommodations. Advocates at TheIEPCenter.com help parents solve IEP 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.  Sometimes years pass and teachers don’t know the accommodations that were tried in the past with the child.

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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We help parents at low-cost.  We help parents prepare for school meetings and also go to school meetings with parents.

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Special Education Technology Assessment of students lack expertise; IEP meeting in Kansas

Many school districts have the “technology” or the school district’s  “IT” person come to the IEP meeting if the parent has asked for technology evaluation of the child with special needs’. Many school districts have not experienced a parent requesting this type of evaluation for a special education student. rsz_1measure-indicators

Advocates at the IEP Center can share with parents strategies on how to deal with scenarios like this.  Schools may be reluctant to develop an IEP for your child since it might require a specialist to spend time with your child which increases the school expenses.  Don’t be bamboozled!  the-iep-center

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It is often vital to set the tone for the relationship with the school while the child is young. We help parents at low cost.

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Flunking high school due to ADD

Student is flunking numerous classes although accommodations are listed in the IEP.  Parents have realized for years that the student needs help since he struggles in typical classrooms; he is successful with one-on-one instruction.photoboybooks

Advocates at the IEP Center™ can share with parents strategies on how to deal with scenarios like this.  Schools may be reluctant to develop an IEP for your child since it might require a specialist to spend time with your child which increases the school expenses.  Don’t be bamboozled!  the-iep-center

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Student not required in IEP meetings in Kansas

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Parents do not have to have the IEP student present in IEP meetings unless the student is age 18.

Carefully ponder if the student needs to be in the meeting.  This can be a disheartening experience for a student who struggles in school, and who has not been understood by school staff. Sometimes such student will inadvertently undermine the efforts of the parent in the IEP meeting.

Advocates at The IEP Center™ help parents solve IEP problems by providing information so they can advocate for the child with special needs and we are also available to go to 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.NICHCYimagersz_hugathome-300x198

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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.

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