When a student is evaluated and found potentially eligible for academic support services, parents often have many questions. They may feel intimidated by the formal meetings, staffing and documentation process.
We always remind parents that they know their kids best and, based on this fact,
parents get to choose what is best for their children.
Parents often find themselves wondering whether or not their child was accurately represented within the 504 or IEP process.
They often have questions about whether their child is receiving too little or too many support services at school.
Parents of students who attend charter or parochial schools, smaller academies or private schools have questions about how academic support might be provided within the context of a non-public school.
We meet with students and their parents to discuss the results of your child’s evaluation prior to the staffing date. We discuss the 504 or IEP process and, when appropriate, discuss the differences between an IEP and a 504 Plan.
Eligibility must equate to appropriate support; there is no point in identifying a child without a clear plan that will provide the student the access to learning that they require.
Often, a student with, for example, processing speed or focus challenges, will require extended time on tests and assignments, access to teacher notes and online posting of assignments. These accommodations are requested within the meetings or staffings based upon the recommendations of the evaluator, parents, doctors and teachers. When these support methods become written in a 504 or IEP document, their delivery to that student becomes required by law and are relevant to college placement testing as well as collegiate level accommodations.
Moms and dads often feel that their requests and concerns are better heard when articulated by their J2 504/IEP consultant.
At any time, concerns may arise that a student’s accommodation or modification might not be consistently provided as documented. This is a time when we meet with the student and their family to discuss what has been occurring versus what the student requires. The student, parent and consultant request a review staffing or less formal meeting to discuss a proactive plan for adjusting services to reflect those defined within 504 or IEP documentation.
Just2 Tutoring has been consulting with elementary through university level students and their families through the transition, eligibility and implementation of the 504 and IEP processes for nearly twenty years.
Give us a call and we will discuss how we can guide you through.