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Ensuring Progress on IEP Goals: How a Special Education Advocate Can Help

Updated: Jan 1


An advocate can help ensure child making progress IEP

As a parent of a child with special needs, navigating the Individualized Education Program (IEP) journey can be a complex and overwhelming task. The IEP process involves developing a personalized education plan that addresses your child's unique learning needs. This is where a special education advocate can play a crucial role in ensuring that your child receives the support and resources they require to succeed.


At Sage Educational Advocacy & Consulting LLC, we work on behalf of parents and students with special needs to ensure their rights are protected and their voices are heard. We are well-versed in the laws and regulations governing special education and possess the knowledge and experience to effectively advocate for your child's educational needs. By partnering with a Sage EAC, you gain access to a wealth of expertise and support throughout the IEP journey.


One of the primary roles of a special education advocate is to collaborate with parents and school personnel to develop an appropriate IEP for your child. We can review your child's educational records, attend IEP meetings, and provide valuable input and guidance. With our expertise, we can help identify and articulate your child's unique strengths, weaknesses, and learning goals. By working alongside parents, teachers, and other professionals, a special education advocate can help create an IEP that is tailored to your child's specific needs and sets them up for success.


Tracking and Monitoring Student Progress on IEP Goals:

At Sage EAC, we are skilled at fostering effective communication and collaboration between parents and school personnel. We help bridge the gap between home and school, ensuring that everyone is working together to meet your child's educational needs. By maintaining open lines of communication, a special education advocate can help prevent misunderstandings and conflicts, fostering a more positive and productive relationship between all parties involved.


At Sage Educational Advocacy & Consulting LLC, we help families ensure their students are making appropriate progress toward their goals by:

  • Increased accountability for the school by 

    • Knowing the right questions to ask at the right time

    • Strategic communication with the school

    • Unique ability to understand data and how it can translate into goals

  • Ensure goals are aligned with the services to be provided according to the IEP

  • A deep understanding of how the educational system works 

  • Expertise in interpreting progress monitoring, updates, and using IDEA regulations and procedures when a student is not making progress.  

  • Ensuring the IEP is comprehensive and detailed to ensure monitoring tools are appropriate and evidence-based.


Much like an IEP, our services are individualized to meet you and your child’s needs. We are dedicated to empowering you to monitor your child’s progress.

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