A friend posted a note in Facebook in frustration yesterday. Her child’s teacher is not fulfilling her child’s IEP. The child has dysgraphia and the teacher is supposed to provide notes of the lessons to the child after class. I believe the child is taking notes during class but when writing fast the notes can be illegible because of the condition. The parent says that the teacher doesn’t think the child needs the notes and is doing fine in the class. The teacher keeps pointing out how smart the child is.
This makes me crazy! The child had an IEP for a reason and it’s not up to individual teachers to decide what help the child qualifies for. I’m not sure how to get through people’s heads that children with high IQs can have disabilities and need accommodations and help. I sent my friend this page with some thoughts on how to deal with the teacher and the school, but I would love your suggestions.
So what should this mother do to get this teacher on board with the IEP? Why do you guys think a teacher would be resistant to following the child’s IEP? What are your experiences been with enforcing EIPs? How do you make sure your child gets what he/she is legally entitled to?