Help. I Think My Student Needs an Evaluation!

As your student moves through the school year, you may notice that he or she is not having as much success as was expected or is starting to struggle in areas that he or she had not struggled with in the past.

If this is the case with your student, do not wait for the school to contact you to discuss your student’s progress or lack thereof. Instead, request an IEP meeting to address those issues.

Perhaps all your student needs is additional supports or accommodations.

If there are areas of concern which have not been evaluated before, such as occupational therapy, speech or social work, request, in writing, that the school complete an evaluation in that area.

Catching and addressing challenges early on will not only increase the success of your student, but wiII diminish the chance that those challenges lead to discouragement for your student.

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