Q:

My son, a high-school sophomore, has been struggling all year with his class load. He was mainstreamed this year, and I set in my school's IEP a request for weekly progress checks. I have had to initiate each week a request for feedback, and to date, with the exception of two teachers, still do not get weekly reports.

I've e-mailed and spoken to my son's counselor, who I know very well, about the lack of feedback. Unfortunately, he cannot force teachers to comply, so he tries to obtain the information for me. Where do I go from here? I hate to appear to be a pest, but without feedback I cannot help my son stay on top of his work. His learning disability is auditory processing. -- IEP Problems

A:

What you need to do is ask immediately for a meeting of your son's IEP (Individual Education Plan) team. You don't need to wait for the next formal meeting of this group. Point out that the plan that you devised together is simply not working. Also, why don't you invite the teachers who are not complying with the terms of your child's IEP to the meeting? They could have valuable input on other ways for you to get the information that you want. The most successful IEPs are those that are cooperative efforts. It is very positive that you work well with the counselor.