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How do I make sure my child's IEP is being followed?

How do I make sure my child's IEP is being followed?

Published: Feb. 25, 2022Updated: Mar. 17, 2022

  1. Review documentation: Carefully document everything and review any important paperwork you receive, such as your child’s service logs, progress monitoring reports and your child’s homework and graded assignments.
  2. Speak directly to your child’s teachers and service providers and ask detailed questions. By opening a dialogue with your child’s teacher about specific details of their IEP, you may find that some provisions are working better than others. Speaking with school staff can also help you better understand how your child’s goals are being worked on.
  3. Speak with your child: Not all children will be able to communicate whether their IEP is being followed, but if your child can, it’s a good idea to ask them..
  4. Request to visit your child’s classroom: Take a list of accommodations from your child’s IEP so that you can check them off as you see them being used.

For more information, see our article How to Make Sure Your IEP Is Being Followed (and What to Do if It Isn’t)

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