Mini-Course: Challenging Situations


5 - Contingency Plan

Tips (continued)

Below we continue the list of tips you should keep in mind when trying to overcome difficulty with your child's teacher.
  • Remedy problems quickly before they become complicated. Ask questions to learn more about a situation before you make assumptions, blame someone, or speak harshly.
  • Avoid escalating or "going over someone's head" until you've spoken to the teacher. For example, if your child's teacher isn't implementing an accommodation to your approval, talk to the teacher about it before complaining to the principal.
    • You should only consider speaking with a member of the school administration if you are unable to resolve the problem through conversations with your child's teacher.
    • If all else fails, you may need to ask for an IEP meeting to address the situation.

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