IEP and 504 – Up for Review?

helping with homeworkIf yours is up for review, consider asking the school to add things to the IEP or 504 that will help keep your child more organized. Some ideas:

~Keeping one copy of textbooks at home.
~Exemption from notebook checks.
~Teacher provided copies of homework and notes.
~A time/place after school to organize materials and assignments.
~An individual to assist child with organization on a daily basis.
~Taping organization cues to desk.
~An extra day to ‘find’ homework that has been completed by is lost. This can be without penalty or with a reduced penalty.
~Planners completed by teacher or planners signed by teachers. The PAC-kit is a great tool to help with this!
~Homework papers stapled to planner or homework folder by teacher.

Check out the PAC-kit, and help your child stay organized in between home and school!

~Permission to use the PAC-kit instead of a school provided planner. (Sorry, couldn’t resist the tout!)

About Kayla

Kayla Fay is a freelance writer and the mother of four boys, three of whom have been formally diagnosed with the inattentive type of ADHD. When she started “Who Put the Ketchup in the Medicine Cabinet?” in 2002, her sons were ages 8 through 14, when her life was a “progression of dirty laundry, lost homework, misunderstood Algebra, and a whole lot of love and fun”.

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