It makes sense that we share our expertise to help you help your child’s teacher use your child’s IEP effectively. Here’s 4 steps we suggest you try.
Step 1. Ask if they have a copy and where they keep it. You want it to be secured in their classroom where it’s accessible.
Step 2. Affirm the teacher and let them know you appreciate them teaching your child.
Step 3. Let the teacher know you support him or her and would like more frequent IEP goals progress updates than the quarterly required updates.
Step 4. Email the teacher monthly and in the body of your email include your child’s IEP goals. Ask the teacher to reply with an update on each goal.
Your child’s teacher is going to think, “Wow this parent expects a lot.” That is correct, if you don’t advocate for your child, who will?