With so much constantly going on with your special needs child, it can be tempting to want to take more of a hands-off approach when it comes to school. After all, if your child has an IEP and is in public school, you should be able to assume that he or she is getting exactly what is needed to succeed in life. However, this may not be the case for a number of reasons. For example, you and the teacher may unknowingly be on different pages. Perhaps the school district just does not have the finances to dedicate to your child. In some situations, the school district simply may not care as much as it should about the students entrusted to its care.
That is why you must work closely with teachers to monitor your child’s progress and to bring up any problems that you see. Addressing problems quickly can help minimize hard feelings later and can help your child not get stuck in poor habits that ruin his or her educational experience. However, you may be wondering exactly what you can do right now to monitor your child’s progress in school.
If your school district is refusing to work with you in a meaningful way, you do not have to give up or let your child fall behind the class. Instead, work with a special education attorney from Newman, Aaronson, Vanaman who can help you get the results that you need from the public school system.