ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

Listen to “A Parent’s Guide to Evaluating and Troubleshooting Your Child’s IEP or 504 Plan” with Susan Yellin, Esq.

Susan Yellin, Esq., helps parents understand whether or not an IEP or 504 Plan is truly meeting the needs of your child with ADHD or LD. Tune in to learn how to make minor changes, what to do if educators aren’t following the plan and offering accommodations, and more.

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Listen to “A Parent’s Guide to Evaluating and Troubleshooting Your Child’s IEP or 504 Plan” with Susan Yellin, Esq.

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Securing an IEP or 504 Plan for a child with ADHD or a learning disability is time-consuming and can be emotionally challenging. You have to attend meetings, fill out forms and make sure your child receives an appropriate evaluation. Once a child is approved for an IEP or 504 Plan, parents rightfully expect to get the most effective supports, accommodations, and services to help him or her excel in the classroom.

It doesn’t always turn out that way. Many parents find that the IEP or 504 Plan doesn’t work for their child. Their grades don’t improve, and they aren’t learning any more than they did before the accommodations and services were in place. Parents must be vigilant in determining whether teachers are following the IEP or 504 Plan, and whether the accommodations and goals spelled out in that plan are what their child needs to truly succeed in school.

Listener testimonials:

  • This was a great presentation and I felt that the presenter did a good job of teaching parents how to cooperate and not just yell and scream that the school is not doing what it should be.
  • Thank you! This really helps me focus on what to do next and really make our 504 work better for our son.”
  • The presenter provided a wealth of insight, information, and ways to close gaps in service for our children.”

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Susan Yellin, Esq., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on October 16, 2019. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

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Updated on April 14, 2020

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