That Time of Year – Students in Need!
By now in the current school year, many parents have come to realize that their child is not doing well in school. Often times, this reality exists even with the help of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) tailored to the student’s special needs. Private attorneys practicing education law see an annual upsurge in new client calls around this time. This year is no exception.
Just because a student has an existing IEP, or the school provides class room accommodations for the student, does not mean, that’s the end of the story. The fact is, kids are the ultimate “work in progress” and its wrong to assume there’s nothing else left to try to help the struggling student. Parents need to aggressively confront school issues through dialogue, meetings, conferences, and perhaps new evaluations and the careful implementation of new strategies.
In our practice, located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., we see the need for educational advocacy on the rise at this point in the school year and encourage families to act now to get help to intercede for their children experiencing serious problems in school. Now’s the time!