Tips for parents

  • Get organized!

  • Start a home file to include an accurate journal of meetings, phone calls, letters, etc.

  • Put every request, concern and objection in writing to all involved.

  • Compile a binder with tabs for evaluations, IEPs, samples of current performance (such as writing samples, classroom tests, projects, activities and homework) and written communications. Include a chart listing all evaluations by date, evaluator, test given, major areas of concern and recommendations.

  • Make two copies of all evaluations/reports, one to keep as an original and one to use as a working copy.

  • Be sure to bring this file with you to all meetings regarding your child.


How to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Child

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