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Thread: Is this common? School meetings.....

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    Mar 2006

    Default Is this common? School meetings.....

    I am not really sure what to think about this. I am beginning to think that no one up at school talks with another person.

    DS is going to be re-evaluated for speech sounds soon. I knew about this right around Thanksgiving, so it was no big deal to me. I get a notice just before Christmas about this a meeting to have me sign some forms to have the eval done. I get the papers the day before school lets out for the winter break. I call the diagnostician and let her know that yes, the meeting time is fine, and we will be there (kind of hard not to be when it is right after his regular speech therapy), and that I couldn't get the papers returned before school lets out.

    So I thought everything was set. Monday the diagnostician calls me just to remind me (no problem, I apperciate the reminder). Then later that day someoene else calls me from her office to ask if I will be ther at the meeting (didn't someone just call me 2 hours ago to remind me of the meeting????). Then yesterday the speech therapist calls me to see if I am coming to the meeting?

    I guess my question is doesn't anyone communicate with anyone else over these things? or do they just assume that the parents don't get it and have to be told several times about it??? Or are they so use to lack of parental involvement that they keep reminding them??


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    May 2006


    Never had that happen...however, I am sure that the school has to deal with a lot of parents who are (how do I put this nicely)...well, all kinds of people.
    Good luck.

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    JulieATL is offline INCIIDer - A Community Creator
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    Sep 2007

    Default I don't know, could be a combination of both....m

    I can easily see one person not talking to another and having you on the list to call for a reminder an no one checked off that they called you. In addition, you cannot believe how often schools have to deal with parental non-involvement. When I was a private therapist and I attended some of my client's IEP meetings, way too often, the parent wasn't there. We were making decisions regarding this child's education and the parent just didnt show up. And this wasn't just a speech eval or meeting, this was the entire IEP. It's frustrating on your end, but I'm just glad that your school cares enough to be concerned that you're there and wants your input. Let us know how the meeting goes....

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    trek is offline INCIIDer - A Community Creator
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    Sep 2006


    It does sound like some disorganization at the school.
    In our county you either sign a ntoice or confirm via phone.

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