Did You Know? Your Child’s IEP Case Manager Plays a Vital Role in Your Child’s Success
IEP Case Manager
Aside from their unique brilliance, a primary key to your child’s success may be their case manager. The goal of a case manager is to make sure that everything included in your child’s IEP is accomplished—but not without services and support that will help them exercise their full potential.
Case managers are provided through a child’s school and they’re typically a special education teacher or someone who is involved in the IEP team. The essential role of the case manager is to make sure that everything in your child’s plan is carried out properly; this includes making sure that paperwork, evaluations and services are current and therefore meeting the goals of the overall IEP.
In doing all of this, case managers are responsible for cooperating with teachers and parents to schedule meetings, gather information from teachers about the child’s progress, as well as putting together data and finalizing the IEP document so that it may be reviewed and used to advance into the next part of the plan.
It’s important that parents stay in frequent contact with their child’s case manager in order to stay up to date with what’s going on at school. Allowing this kind of communication will make it easier to bounce ideas back and forth based on observations of strengths and weaknesses, ultimately allowing you and the IEP team to decide what could be the most successful route for your child.
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This post originally appeared on our March/April 2017 Magazine
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