The IEP Meeting: How to Prepare (Step 2)

by Melissa on November 8, 2010

You worked on building a relationship with your kid’s teacher, and they’re still having problems at school. Maybe they’re behavioral, maybe academic, but it just feels off.

You’ve met with the teacher, maybe the principal, and they’re not giving you clear steps or a plan that they’re putting in place to help your kid.

You’re feeling frustrated, confused, and wondering what to do next.

Get them assessed as soon as possible is one of the smartest moves you can make.

When don’t get the help they need early on, it’s ten times harder for them to catch up later. Nip this thing in the bud, friend. And do it the right way, so you can get the ball rolling.

What most parents don’t know is that there’s a federal law that says if you request an IEP evaluation by the school, they must conduct it within 30 days.

By “doing it the right way,” I mean put it in writing.

I’ve seen it happen, way too many times, that a parent asks for an IEP in a meeting. I’ve watched months, even years go by before the kid was assessed. You see how much your kids struggles effect them on a daily basis.

What if they’re problem can be fixed, or greatly helped, if they were getting the help they needed by specialists?

You don’t have to feel helpless or confused.

You don’t even have to rack your brain for the perfect way to write the letter!

Just press this link, and copy and paste their sample letter onto your computer, tailor the info to fit your kid, and send it in (by official mail, so you have the receipt with the date!).

Melissa Lubaszka is the founder of Tandem Teaching and teaches in the inner-city. She blogs weekly about tips parents can implement to enhance their connection with their children and ways to bring out their children’s inherent gifts. Contact her for a private consulting session.