Negotiating an IEP
Negotiating an IEP

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  • Be familiar with and realistic about your child’s strengths and weakness before attending the IEP.
  • Talk beforehand to your child’s teachers about challenges in the classroom and any solutions.
  • Be patient with yourself and your team. It takes time and experience to develop good negotiation skills and relationships with the professionals involved in your child’s education.
Understanding an IEP
Understanding an IEP

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  • Learning the purpose of an IEP, and some of the common terms used, can help parents feel more confident during an IEP meeting.
  • Always review your child’s IEP to make sure nothing was left out from the meeting.
  • Follow up on your child’s IEP during the school year by keeping in touch with your case manager and your child’s teachers.
Beginning the IEP Process
Beginning the IEP Process
  • An IEP differs from a 504 plan and requires progress tracking.
  • In Utah, your pediatrician may be able to help speed the evaluation process with a letter of diagnosis.
  • It's important to learn your rights under your state's laws before your IEP meeting.
Trick-or-Treating Safety Contract
Trick-or-Treating Safety Contract

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  • Guidelines for children and parents to follow to avoid Covid-19.
  • Many parents don’t talk to their kids about safety every Halloween.
  • Use a Trick-or-Treating Safety Contract as a memorable and effective way to remind children how to be safe.
Do you know what to do if your child has a seizure?
Do you know what to do if your child has a seizure?

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  • Most seizures only last a few minutes and aren’t serious.
  • Your main concern during the seizure is to make sure your child is in a safe place.
  • Be sure to call your doctor right away so that your child can be evaluated.
How can I get my child to fall asleep and stay asleep?
How can I get my child to fall asleep and stay asleep?
  • A full night of quality sleep is important not only for a child’s health—but for the health of the entire family.
  • Sleep disorders are not uncommon in children, and simple behavioral changes often provide a solution.
  • If you think your child suffers a sleep disorder, document their sleep routines and talk to your pediatrician about interventions.

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