Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



mouse's picture mouse

I agree that every kid is deserving of an individualized education plan. I am kind of glad that we've had one for Scooter from day one. It means that we have a forum to bring concerns to other people's notice, even when those concerns are not directly related to the reasons for his IEP. It creates the expectation of a dialog that not every parent receives, in my experience.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I very much agree, mouse. There are many days when I feel we're very lucky that we have this open dialog, the accountability, the backing that we do--it does seem these should be things all parents and kids have at their disposal.

Telepractice's picture Telepractice

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

The thing about T's IEP is that she will likely not have one in a few years. They will DNQ her as soon as she hits grade level. So then you will know what it's like not to have one for a kid. I hope that at some point L's will just be a small part of the grand scheme too. I'm optimistic that it can happen. :-)
For better or worse, it's so great that you are such an involved parent. For all the time I spend writing IEPs, I wish some of the parents I work with would at least even read it! By high school many parents have tired of the process, I'm sure that you can see how that happens too.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks for the link!

Omaha--I can see how some parents might tire of it--I'm a little weary at times of all the paperwork we drag around to meetings--I can only imagine what we might feel like come high school! And thanks for the vote of confidence--I can't imagine not being involved in anything having to do with L.'s or T.'s schooling, but I guess it can happen.