|Living with Adult ADHD||ADHD in Women||Apps & Tools|
|Signs & Symptoms||Health & Sleep||Time Management|
|First 100 Days||ADHD at Work||Relationships|
|ADHD Parenting Home||Parenting Strategies||ADHD Teens|
|Oppositional Defiant||Health & Nutrition||Social Skills|
|Discipline Fixes||Sleep||Organization Skills|
|ADHD Treatment Home||Natural Treatments||Treating Kids|
|Medications||Diet & Nutrition||Treating Kids Naturally|
|Medication Reviews||Side Effects||First 100 Days|
|Learning Home||Homework Help||Learning Disabilities|
|School Accommodations||Organization Skills||Teachers' Guide|
|IEP/504 Plan||Behavior at School||High School|
|ADHD Symptoms Home||Self-Tests||ADHD in Women|
|ADHD Symptoms||Related Conditions||Diagnosing Kids|
|Types of ADHD||Diagnosing ADD||Dealing with Diagnosis|
|Give a Gift|
"With close monitoring, my 11-year-old has gotten A's and B's in the past, but his teachers this year aren't very cooperative. They don't follow his IEP and don't return my calls. What can I do?"
The school system should be meeting your son's needs better than they are, especially if he has an IEP. An IEP should be reviewed at least twice a year - at the beginning of the school year to set goals and plan for accommodations, and again at the end of the year to see that the goals have been met.
You have the right to request an IEP meeting anytime during the school year to address what is or isn't being done for your son. You shouldn't sign off on the IEP unless you are completely satisfied with the plan.
Contact CHADD to see if there is a parent advocate in your area who can attend an IEP meeting with you. A parent advocate can tell you what requests you can make of the school and what the school must do to comply with IDEA.
Karen Sunderhaft is a teacher who has focused on ADHD and learning disabilities since 1999. She coaches individual students and speaks frequently at ADHD and LD events. She can be reached at email@example.com.