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Monitoring School Progress for Your ADHD Child
My son’s IEP indicates that I will be notified whenever he misses an assignment. I was just contacted, nine weeks into the school year, and told that he’s missed several. What can I do?
If the problem continues, call for an IEP meeting and, respectfully but firmly, remind the teacher and IEP team that they’ve agreed to contact you when your son misses an assignment. You might consider asking a parent advocate (find one at copaa.org) to attend the meeting. He or she will know which requests you can make of the school and what the school must do to comply with special-education law.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.