tagline
WETA

Search LD OnLine

Get our free newsletter

advertisement

Forums
IEPs and Legal Issues

teachers and their challengegs


Author Message
Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 1
Other Topics
Posted Aug 31, 2006 at 5:11:19 PM
Subject: teachers and their challengegs

Hi!

I'm new to the boards. I am a 33yr old mom who is going to school to be come a teacher. I also have a HS aged daughter who is on an IEP. I am aware as a parent of the challenges we face making sure the IEP is followed and that our children meet their goals. What I would like to know is the challenges teachers are faced with on children and their IEP's. I am doing a college paper on this aspect and have not had luck finding info on this. Any teachers out there willing to share or vent experiences, I'd love to know.

Back to top Profile Email
Kathryn
Joined Oct 02, 2006
Posts: 172

Other Topics
Posted:Nov 02, 2006 8:03:22 PM

Here is a response I got from one of my kids' teachers.
******************

For the person studying to be a teacher, maybe the following will help:

1) The IEP's are no longer allowed to be put into a student's CUM file, therefore, you have to request a copy from the Resource Teacher. This really isn't too much of an issue.
2) Once you review the documents, sometimes, you find unrealistic goals, or goals that don't match your classroom observations. So you have to meet with the people who set the goals and review options.
3) The most difficult issue is when a student transfers to your school without their IEP, or their CUM. It can take a very long time to find out if a student even has an IEP from a previous school. This is definitely a legal issue for anyone who wants to pursue it.
**************

Hope this helps!
Kathryn

Back to top Profile Email
Kathryn
Joined Oct 02, 2006
Posts: 172

Other Topics
Posted:Nov 03, 2006 12:24:35 AM

One more from the other teacher I asked...

*****************
I really haven’t had any problems recently with IEP’s. In the past, it was difficult to meet goals because I didn’t know what they were. The teacher wasn’t that involved in the IEP”s. More recently, Nancy sits with you and talks over the goals and how they will be addressed in the classroom. Nancy has also informed me about what she uses when she pulls out students. Communication and being involved are keys to having successful IEP’s.
******************

Nancy is our resource specialist.

Good luck!
Kathryn

Back to top Profile Email