An IEP meeting was scheduled for my seventh-grader following a diagnosis of ADHD. When I showed up at the meeting, only two out of five of his teachers were there. How can I be sure that the other teachers are aware of the recommendations and are willing to make the same modifications?
The IEP is a written contract to be signed by all educators responsible for its implementation. For the student’s protection, the law that governs implementation of the IEP specifically states that all teachers must attend the IEP meeting and cannot be excused unless a request is made in writing and agreed upon by the parents. This stipulation ensures that all teachers are working together for the benefit of the student.
The law also stipulates that a parent has the right to cancel and reschedule an IEP if all parties are not in attendance.
Parents are an important part of the IEP process and are expected to review the teaching strategies, modifications and services recommended for appropriateness. Laws are in place to offer a wide selection of services to the student. Most parents are unable to discern appropriateness and are unaware of the range of services available to their child. They attend the IEP meetings, but are unable to offer meaningful recommendations. Resource Education Solutions can provide an IEP that parents can actually bring to the IEP meeting for implementation. The Resource Education Solutions IEP will equip parents with the most advantageous choices and optimal strategies for the betterment of their student.