My child is attending a private school. Can we still have the public school system provide special education services and an IEP? During the IEP meeting when parents ask for special education services and or therapy for a student not enrolled in the public school, the response most often heard is no. Our expertise removes unnecessary obstacles that challenge appropriate special educational experiences for students and their families.
What Is An IEP - IEP Q&A
What is an IEP? If you are confused our IEP Q&A may offer some answers to common questions about IEPs.
Q. Does My Child Have A Good IEP?
A parent is expected to possess an in-depth understanding of their students’ cognitive deficits and strengths so that appropriate and challenging goals can be set. Most parents do not have the time or instructional experience to achieve mastery of the various components of an IEP. "Find Out Why You Need To Know" »
Q. What Should I Do If My Child Is Not Responding To Their IEP Strategy?
I attended the September IEP meeting for my first grade son who was diagnosed with ADHD. Several suggestions were written down by his classroom teacher and special education teacher and they all sounded good to me. Now it is April and his classroom teacher said that he is not ready for second grade. I assumed ... Continue Reading »
Q. Does My Child Qualify For An IEP If They Are Failing Most Of Their Classes?
Does my child qualify for an IEP if he is failing most of his classes in eighth grade, but not all of them? He is passing his algebra and science class, but just barely. I’m worried that he won’t be able to keep up in high school next year. Unfortunately failing in school does not ... Continue Reading »
Q. What Should I Do If The School Won’t Give My Child An IEP?
It is in the best interest of your child to insist on an IEP, which the school must provide, by law, to all eligible students. Continue Reading »
Q. Is it Typical To Spend Several Hours Per School Night Helping With Homework?
My sister’s child is 12 years old. He has an IEP that addresses many of his learning difficulties. I think that our son, who is 10 years old, would also benefit from an education plan that was designed just for him too. My husband and I spend several hours most school nights helping him with ... Continue Reading »
Q. How Can I Be Sure All My ADHD Diagnosed Child’s Teachers Are Willing To Follow IEP Recommendations?
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 ... Continue Reading »
Can The Wrong IEP Strategy Prevent My Child With Asperger Syndrome From Reaching Their Potential?
My daughter was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. We have an IEP that was established at the beginning of the year. The plan decreases the amount of work she receives, gives her extra time to complete her work, and permits her to sit by herself whenever she wants to. She is a smart child and I ... Continue Reading »
Is It Possible To Speed Up The Psycho-educational or Psychological Evaluation Process?
The school recommended a psycho-educational or psychological evaluation for my second-grade son, but they won’t be able to test him for several months. Is there a way to speed up this process or should we just wait? As soon as you, the parent, sign the consent form for the school to administer testing, the clock ... Continue Reading »
My Formerly Good Student Has Begun To Underperform. Should I Be Concerned?
I have a son who is a high school sophomore. He is a smart boy with a pleasant disposition and has been a good student until recently. His grades are deteriorating and he does not seem to care. We have tried to punish him by removing privileges, but this has not worked. We are concerned ... Continue Reading »