Once the interventions are in place, it's important to monitor your child's progress to see if they are helping.
How to keep track of your child's progress:
- Ask the teacher how they are assessing your child from week to week. They should have a system in place to do this, and you should be seeing the results.
- Get the reports from the assessments and make sure you understand them.
- Check in with the teacher every 2 weeks to ask about your child's progress. The curriculum-based assessments should tell you
- Keep in touch with teacher and your child. Ask regularly about progress.
- Watch your child do their homework and ask about what they are learning. Stay involved!
- Talk to your child about how the new teaching strategies are helping. (Make sure the interventions are happening! For example: "Are you working in your small reading group every day? How is that going?")
What if the interventions are not helping?
- Talk to their teacher. Ask them to adjust the intervention. There are many different things they can try. If one strategy is not working, they should try others.
- If your child is not making progress in 2 months, ask for a special education evaluation. You can do this while the interventions are going on.
- Don't wait too long. The school year is shorter than we think and if your child is not keeping up, you want to catch it quickly!