It's beginning to look a lot like Parent Teacher Conferences!" As you schedule your evening to meet face to face with your child's teacher, don't forget your child's speech language pathologist (SLP)! We want to talk with you. You have great information that can help us provide better therapy and help your child make better progress. Let's work together!!
You can make a difference at Parent Teacher Conference
Parents are gearing up for meetings discussing their kids academic success. We scramble to find time slots that work in our busy schedules, then we get to visit with teachers and connect face to face. Teachers are prepping files, praying to stay healthy, and planning for some very long days. How can we both make the most out of these very valuable 15 minute conferences?
How to come prepared:
- review your child's current IEP before the conference
- mark the goals you are most concerned about
- write down concerns you have that are not already on the IEP (for example, "my child can't seem to remember things that I know he already learned, is that something you can help with?")
- make a list of questions regarding these goals, how can you help at home, how are they being worked on at school?
- ASK how you can work on goals at home!!!
- plan some way to communicate with your SLP.
- I suggest sending a notebook with your child to his sessions where the SLP can make a quick note about what they worked on that day and what you can do at home to help.