What Should Parents Do When IEP Services are NOT Delivered?

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Circulation: 97,336
ISSN: 1538-320
November 18, 2014


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parent in school classroomBe sure to monitor implementation of your child's IEP.

  • Do you believe the school is not delivering the services required in the IEP?
  • Does the school agree?
  • Does the school have a different concept of what the IEP requires?

The longer your child goes without a service, the harder it is to correct the situation effectively.

The school team determines that a service has not been delivered. Next step - how to make up for the lost service effectively.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will learn what you can do when you believe the school is not providing your child with the services required in the IEP. Find options for replacing lost services.

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Replacing Lost Services

When services are not delivered under an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), there are steps parents can take.

  • Doubling the services
  • Services after school
  • Tuition reimbursement

Learn more about enforcing the IEP and making up for lost services.


Are Missed Services a Denial of FAPE?

Missed sessions or interrupted services could constitute a denial a FAPE.

Read the OSEP Guidance about scheduling make-up sessions for related services like speech therapy.


Compensatory Time for Missed Services?

The school needs to make up any missed time on items required in your daughter’s IEP and/or provide a qualified substitute.

A regular ed student gets a substitute when the regular teacher is out for some reason. Why would the special ed student any different?

Get tactics and tips in Does the District Need to Make-Up Therapy Sessions? by Ohio Advocate Sharon Lutz.


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