Strategies & Tips for a Successful School Year

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ISSN: 1538-320
September 12, 2017

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Go positive this year! Keep yourself on track!

What can you do to help your child get off to a good start?

  • Do you have a baseline picture of your child for the beginning of the school year?
  • Are you prepared to monitor progress?
  • Have you committed to building a great team?

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you'll find strategies to resolve problems early, techniques to create positive parent-school relationships, and tips to help your child have a good year.

We hope you will forward this issue to other friends, families, or colleagues.

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Parent-Teacher Team Building

Parent-teacher team building early facilitates the continuation of the good start through the rest of the year.

Learn how to solve problems through effective parent-teacher communication and find excellent suggestions for starting things off on a positive note when school begins!


Tips for a Successful School Year: Give Your Child's Teachers a "Heads Up"

Tip: Make a list of the five most important things the teacher needs to know about your child. Explain why these things are vital to your child's success. Provide a copy of the list to each of your child's teachers.

Tip: Make copies of your child's IEP. Hand deliver the IEPs to each of your child's teachers. This also gives you a chance to meet, greet and make a good impression.


Protecting Parent-School Relationships

Learn how to solve problems and protect parent-school relationships:

  • avoid power struggles with the school
  • handle disagreements appropriately
  • restructure your relationship with school personnel


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