A good rule of thumb; always monitor your child’s services. Once you have signed your child’s IEP, the services are to begin immediately. However, sometimes your child may not always receive the amount of services that were agreed upon in the IEP. For example, a speech therapist may not see your child every week due to illness, vacation, etc… As a result, your child is entitled to compensation hours. You can either write a letter or speak to the therapist requesting those missing hours.
Good communication with your child’s teacher will help you keep track of the services your child is receiving. You can touch base on a weekly or monthly basis to make sure your child is not missing hours they are entitled to in the IEP.
Always remember, the IEP is a signed legal document between you and the school and they have a responsibility to uphold the terms of the agreement.