New School Year, Same Rules of Thumb

The first full month of the school year is coming to a close, and hopefully that means your kids are enjoying their new teachers and classes. If your year has begun with a bit more of a struggle, our office is here to help! Below are some tips for starting the school year off on the right note. 

  1. Create an open line of communication with your child's teacher--weekly email updates can be especially useful. If you aren't receiving regular communication regarding your child, ask the school to add a communication log as an accommodation. 
  2. Ask for service logs to make sure your student's services are being provided as agreed. 
  3. Request an IEP meeting to discuss any concerns you have with your child's progress or placement--you don't have to wait for the annual IEP! 
  4. Request any additional assessments that you believe are necessary. 

Always document any requests you make to the school