How do you make sure your kids IEP is being followed & they're getting services like st & ot when they should


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  • 1 decade ago
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    As a former middle school Special Ed Teacher I would say ask for a report of what is being taught each day. Also look for mastery in the IEP portion that talks about each skill. If they have listed 80% mastery for a skill and you test your child on that skill and your child is already at 90% mastery talk to the teacher about removing that skill and adding something else. Stay diligent in your approach. Be an advocate for your child. It also helps to know what the regular ed curriculum is to see how far behind your child may be.

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    1 decade ago

    as a member of a child study team, I'd recommend that 1. you fully understand the IEP and what services your child should be receiving and 2. keep in contact with your child's casemanager (should be someone on the CST). If you notice that things are not being followed, question it...Otherwise, it is the case manager's responsibility to make sure that his IEP is being followed.

  • 1 decade ago

    Welcome to the corrupt world of special ed!!

    State dept of education is suppose to 'monitor' schools about this, but they are not doing a good job of it.

    In reality, the parent is the ONLY one who will make sure the IEP is followed and that the school is following the legal process.

    Problem with this is, most parents don't know the legal process and don't know when the school is doing wrong. Some people trust the schools and think they are doing right anyway.

    Go to and sign up for free to post on their 'parent to parent' message board. You'll get lots of help there..

  • 1 decade ago

    I send home a note to parents letting them know what services they received that day. Also the PT and OT send home notes each time they visit. Ask your child's teacher to send home a note when you child gets the services in their IEP but please realize that being a teacher means your constantly being pulling in every direction and they may forget to let you know. As a teacher I keep track of when my students see a specialist and I have no problem with parents calling to ask if and when a student received a service.

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  • 1 decade ago

    you have all the power in your hands. make sure you know what is in the iep. oftentimes, during an iep meeting, you may ask for a specific thing, you see them write it down, but does it make it into the iep? you have to know exactly what is in it. you can call a meeting ANYTIME to go over things in the iep if you want to. you can go to school and drop in anytime you wish in a public school. yes, they will do the path of least resistance (by that i mean least money) if they can get away with it. you should be able to meet with and have access to those who give related services and ed services to your child. make yourself known. you advocate for your child, and make sure they can do it for themselves as well.

  • 1 decade ago

    I guess I am adding more of the same. Know your IEP, by heart. Know your childs teachers. Be at the school as much as possible. If you notice a problem call an ARD. You are your childs only advocate. Be there.

  • 1 decade ago

    my child was also had IEP. At first we had many meeting for him about different test. then the Principal of the school started saying he only needed one test a year. just make sure you keep pushing for help for your child though either their teachers. I finally had to take my child outside of the school system for help.

  • 1 decade ago

    By checkin' in frequently with the teacher and the school... KNOW what's in your IEP... and understand that they are going to take the lesser option of any service they is "prescribed" on top of it.. make yourself a friendly, frequent visitor...

    Source(s): Hearing impaired child in public school....
  • 1 decade ago

    Constant communication with the teacher and the related services staff members. They are usually honest in answering. I had utilized communication notebooks for my students and made sure that the staff wrote in what was going on and what services were provided. It is your right under IDEA to expect answers from staff members concerning your child. You can check these statutes at or

    Source(s): I am a Master in Special Education and teacher in cognitive disabilities with cross categorical certifications.
  • 1 decade ago

    Ask your kid if it is being followed. Keep in touch with the counselor. Don't ever back off.

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