We have collected information from ESE Directors, Attorneys, Advocates, Parents, and Therapists to help develop the best possible list of Resources, Tips and Suggestions.
The following are questions and responses from our experts. As a member of SeeMyIEP.com, you have access to the entire ‘Ask the Expert’ archive.
Ask the IEP Expert
- Why do the Percentages in IEP Goals Vary?
- What are 10 Top Tips a General Education Teacher Has for Parents?
- When a Child Gets an IEP, Does This Mean they Get One-On-One Instruction?
- What is the IDEA Federal Law for Students with Disabilities?
- What is a Transition IEP?
- Transition IEPs: 7 Tips to Make Yours Better
- How do I write Goals and Objectives for Transition Planning? – Part 1
- How do I write Goals and Objectives for Transition Planning? – Part 2
- Why Does the School Have so Many Staff Members at the IEP Meeting?
- When My Child Gets an IEP, Do I Get to Choose His Type of Classroom?
Ask the Attorney
- Which laws may protect my son during the educational evaluation process?
- What Should I Ask a Potential Attorney Before Hiring Them?
- Last Year Our Daughter’s IEP Goals Were Set Too Low. How Do We Make Sure This Year’s IEP Goals Are Better?
- What is the Legal View of Response to Intervention? A Tool for Success or Barrier to Services?
- Should I hire an attorney to go with me to my son’s first IEP meeting?
- The school district is not meeting my child’s need for help with his dyslexia, and he is falling farther and farther behind in reading and other classes. Do I have any alternatives other than pursuing a due process hearing under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA)?
Ask the Advocate
- Can you Audio Record an IEP Meeting?
- My son was evaluated by our school district. They have scheduled a meeting to discuss the results and told us he did not meet eligibility requirements for an IEP. I disagree, what can I do?
- What Makes One Child’s IEP Better Than Another Child’s IEP?
- Tips for Making the Transition from Part B (early intervention) to Part C (preschool).
- I think my son has a learning disability, I addressed my concerns with the teacher and was told that the school no longer provides special education services. Is this true?
- I suspect that my child needs special education services. I verbally asked for an evaluation. I was told that parents can no longer make requests for their child to be evaluated. Is this true?
- I know my son with Autism deserves better, but what should I do?
Ask the Special Education Director
- If I have a problem with getting an IEP at my child’s school, will you step in to help me?
- Does the “Response to Intervention” slow down getting an IEP?
- A friend told me that if my child gets an IEP then they do not have to worry about being held back because kids with IEPs meet different standards. Is she right?
- What are 6 Tips for Getting a Great IEP?
- How do I Get my Child’s first IEP?
- Why Does an Intervention in the RTI Process Take so Long?
- I’ve heard that school districts are short on money so they want to deny as many new IEPs and services as they can. Is this true?
- How long is my child’s IEP kept on file after he/she graduates and does the IEP follow him to college?
- I don’t believe the teacher is following my child’s IEP. What should I do? Four steps if your child’s teacher is not following the IEP.