A new year of school has just begun and I somehow thought that this article provided some really good information to educate parent of children who have difficulties communicating. I hope it helps!
Homework for Parents …
While you practice the tips (which i think are so nicely outlined) in the link above, do yourself a favor as the year begins. Something that is extremely helpful is to become very good friends with the special education supervisor in the school that your child attends. If you have not met them at an open house or even if you have, now is the time to make yourself not only heard by email but seen in person. That form of communication seems to go by the wayside a lot. It does make a difference…
a. Call the main office and obtain the name of the special education supervisor. If it is unavailable, walk into the school office and try to schedule an appointment in person.
b. Introduce yourself – “my … is in —class and I wanted to take a few minutes to meet with you.
c. BRING YOUR CHILD’S IEP TO SCHOOL!!! This may seem facetious to some; but recognize the fact that the school in which your child is enrolled may not have a copy of this yet. In fact – it may take awhile for it to be uploaded and sent on to the person assigned to working with your child.
d. Confirm the name of the speech therapist who is going to be working with your child. If possible – I would suggest that you try and reach out to them as well. It may take a few weeks until services get into place
**if things are going a bit slowly, feel free to reach out..