There is another tool parents should require and use: A Daily Communication Book
- This goes home each day.
In it, the teacher writes brief comments about the day and lessons covered.
- A great teacher will document on her/his own, if and when the child received their IEP related services.
Parents should insist that their child's daily journal/log show:
- If the child received, or did not receive, their required related services for that day.
- Length of the provided service.
- “Type of service” provided (ie: Individual, Group, Teacher Consult).
A simple “Yes/No” check-box would suffice as a clue for parents to follow-up.
Historically, schools deny these IEP services to children by AT LEAST HALF when parents are not watching.
- Schools reap huge savings with such deceptions against children who cannot communicate and thereby tell parents what really happens in school each day.