"I think it's grate to have all of the teachers in the room
"The best thing I ever did was hire an outside psychological educational consultant to do a private evaluation and act as my advocate at the IEP meeting. Yes, this is expensive. However, he reviewed previous IEPs and did extensive observations. He was able to point out many things the teachers were doing wrong in the classroom. He was the only person that the child study team listened to at the meeting - they certainly don't care what I have to say. I found this person through a recommendation by an attorney that specialized in educational law. I now have evidence that proves my daughter was denied FAPE, which means I could proceed even further if I choose. This was the only way I could get respect and the program my daughter needed. SECOND best thing - bring a tape recorder to all meetings and then transcribe them. So enlightening to listen to the way the CST team disrespects the parent's contributions.
"as parent aps/schools/parents reaching out/district supporter it a joke
there don't help childen thay gave you a run around i been asking for help
for 3yrs because i have a son that has down's and diabetes type 1 you do
the best that you can as a parent is there any parent is go thought the
some thing tell me about it."
"My child is in a 3rd grade CTT class with an IEP (since 12/08). She has
ADHD and is LD in math, reading comprehension, writing, as well as
functioning below grade level. The teacher stated that her learning would
increase, but is hampered by her behavior. She has no Behavioral
Intervention Plan and it was suggested to me to put her in a 12 to 1 class
setting. Her last psycho-educational evaluation was 4/08. I requested a
re-evaluation in March 09. But, I haven't heard anything from the school.
The school year ends June 26th. I don't know what to do? What should be
our next step(s) over the summer? My husband and I are so confused about
special education. Please help!!!!!!"
"I agree with the 504 but it is sad that the school know about the program
but do not tell the parent. My daughter is 8yrs old and has adhd i have
been trying to get an iep since last year and the principal has given me
the run around she told me that the 504 neede to be done by my child
therapist and me. she never mention the school psycologist my daughter
grades have dropped from b's to d's and she has unsatisfactory every day.
So can you all please stress the importance of the 504 to principal so
that parents can know that there is help for children with adhd cleve.
public school parent empire computech"
"i have a son in first grade and the school is suggesting we put him in
self-contained for the second grade because he is not reading on the
proper level and his comprehension skills are behind and he is not
independent enough with his writing. need feed back asap my iep meeting is
march 2009 and me and my husband don't know if that's best for him.