Good morning! I'm concerned about Allan's school because he is not in the level he should be at this time. They say he is in level 2 and he is 9. Any suggestions?? He receives speech and occupational therapy at school but still I don't see a lot of progress and this IEP always with the same goals and he does not meet the goal they say. Please help!
This is not an easy question. Why you son may not be progressing can be viewed from many angles. If you have had your son's diagnosis for awhile, you may already know that the solutions come in pieces and different colors so to speak. You mentioned some therapies he receives which are great, however, the questions I would have would be more in the area of what is he not learning and what are the teachers seeing? When my son hits a rough spot in his progress I look at some main things. His nutrition (food, vitamins and minerals), sleep, sensory input and how he is responding to instruction. School format and approach is of tremendous importance for our children, however, we need to give them the right start through nutrition and routine at home in order for them to be at their optimum for learning. I know this doesn't answer your question, but I'm hoping it might give you a focal point to start with.
If your son IEP goals never change, something is not right. It sounds like your son needs an advocate (a professional one) to accompany you to his next IEP meeting.
Yes, I just had a run in with this situation. I would list the needs you don't feel are being met and include them in the IEP meeting as well as for it to be placed in his file. Print out and keep any and all emails between yourself and the school staff regarding your son. If you have a professional advocate in mind, invite them. If they can't come, ask if they can be present via phone call. The exceptional child parent center has great info about lEPs and how you can be prepared for them.
@A MyAutismTeam Member because I was checking the old IEP's results and he is in the level in every subject
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