How is your student performing in school? Did your student have a good year both academically and socially? If not, request in writing an IEP meeting to address your concerns. So often many parents wait for the fall and prefer to just ride the end of the year out. Instead, request a meeting now and make adjustments to the IEP, so that the year ends on a positive note.
Make sure that your concerns are heard at the meeting. Prior to the meeting write/type your concerns and at the meeting request that your concerns be attached to the meeting notes or special factors. Bring a friend along for support and to make sure you’ve communicated your concerns and the team has responded. During the meeting share your plan and student’s needs for success. Make adjustments in the IEP now so that the fall is an easier transition for your student.
It is always best practice to communicate effectively and respectfully with teachers and providers so that the focus of your meeting stays with the student. The relationships that you have with teachers and providers will ultimately affect your student’s school experience. Be positive and encourage the team members to be positive with you.
If you feel that your communication is broken, there are steps that you can take to improve your communication and unite the IEP team. Contact me for further support or purchase our IEP workbook @talkcounts.com