IEP meetings: what parents aren’t told Kansas

IEP students who have difficulty at public school who are often sent home, sent to in-school suspension (ISS), or out-of-school suspension (OSS) may not be in the right program, yet the public school doesn’t offer a “right” program. This predicament is addressed by Congress when Congress arranged for mediation between parents and schools.  Mediation is where parents can take more control of the problems with the public school. rsz_teen-reading

Often a Kansas IEP team doesn’t or won’t think beyond the routine in their building.  Serious matters require using a different approach to achieve reasonable outcomes for a student and mediation is where this can happen; mediation participants are not the usual IEP meeting attendees.

Schools may lead parents to believe that “due process” is the only option for the parent to pursue; this is not true.  A parent is being gracious to the district when participating in mediation rather than pursuing other avenues.

Advocate at The IEP Center is experienced in special ed mediation in Kansas; it’s an efficient and often quick way to resolve issues.

Don’t be bamboozled by the school!  Our advocates inform parents about what Congress has for parents to help your child.  Visit our website to set a phone consult;

Advocates at The IEP Center help parents solve IEP problems by providing information so they can advocate for the 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 the problem.

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IEP team doesn’t understand my child


School teachers are down on the student for not applying himself.  They share with the parent at the IEP meeting how the student does not apply himself and doesn’t want to complete work.the-iep-center

In frustration, the parent contacts an advocate to learn the parent can arrange for the school to pay for an outside professional to evaluate the student.

The evaluation recommends several different approaches how the instruction is provided.  The evaluation reveals he has a learning style that is not typical.NICHCYimagersz_hugathome-300x198

A follow-up meeting is set with the IEP team where the teachers act surprised to learn the details behind the student’s processing strengths and weaknesses.  Accommodations and modifications are determined.

Parent’s don’t have to allow nothing to take place when the child is struggling at the public school.  Parents must be proactive for our student’s with special needs’ to succeed.

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Delay works against children who struggle.  Get help quick!

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