With the first half of the school year coming to a close, we hope you are looking forward to a terrific holiday break. The long winter vacation is an excellent time to check-in on your child's academic progress, and to determine if he/she is receiving appropriate supports. See below for some helpful tips on how to get organized and prepared for the upcoming Spring semester. As always, if you believe your child requires different educational supports, our office is here to help!
- Organize your student's special education paperwork. This includes any IEPs or evaluations that have been completed during the school year so far. Also, print out or save important emails from the school about your child's progress. Scan important documents into your computer
- Review your student's progress, both in class and on his/her goals. Remember, you should receive updates on your student's progress on IEP goals at least as often as you receive report cards.
- Request service and behavior logs from your child's service providers, if you have questions or concerns about when services have been provided. If your child has been struggling, it can be a good idea to review those logs to determine where a change can be made.
- After reviewing your child's documents and progress reports, determine if additional or different supports might be needed. If this is the case, you will want to request an IEP meeting or further evaluations from the school district.