The 3D Parent IEP Drives Results for Your Child – Whether Your Child is Gifted, a Smart Struggling Child, or Has Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD
In Public and Charter Schools, if your child qualifies for Special Education services, the school will develop an Individualized Education Plan or IEP for your child. For our daughter, this process was cordial, collaborative, but after 7 years we realized that the process had one major flaw:
Our daughter’s reading comprehension was 3 years below grade level
At that point, we developed a Parent IEP — where we solely developed an Individualized Education Plan for our child. Rather than working in a system where we worked “collaboratively with schools, we set the goals and action plans, while working collaborative with both school-based and outside professionals to help our daughter succeed.
With this effort and the 3D Learner Program (R) Mira developed, our daughter was able to improve her reading comprehension 4.2 grade levels in 7 months. We have since helped thousands of students to achieve success in months — but we did not have a formal 3D Parent IEP. To meet that need, …
We have developed our own 3D Parent IEP (TM). We call it The 3D Parent IEP because:
1- It has three dimensions — the parents, the school-based professionals and outside professionals all focused on your child’s success
2- It includes our philosophy of achieving results in months not years with a collaborative effort – we know this is not possible for every child, but it always amazes us how often this can happen
3- We are committed to the goals and open on the how
5 Factors that differentiate the 3D Parent IEP:
1- The present level of performance includes:
– Reading speed and comprehension based on passages comparable to the length and complexity of passages your child will be tested on
– Homework time and stress levels — often a key problem for smart struggling students — from gifted students to students with dyslexia and learning disabilities
– Other parameters that are important to you — self-esteem, self-advocacy skills and whatever is important to you
2- We get to the root causes of the challenges. We know our students often have two, three or all four of the following:
– A Learning Difference — 62% of the students today are right-brain learners who learn best when he or she sees and experiences information
– Eye-teaming issue — where a child skips words and lines when reading
– Attention challenges
and we know that our students may have working memory, processing speed, auditory processing and related challenges
3- You can set goals that are consistent with where your child is at, what your child is capable of achieving and what time and money are you willing to invest. Schools will often say that our goals are unreasonable, but …
We know that with a smart struggling student, committed parents, and the right investments and hard work — amazing gains can be made in months not years.
4- We then layout what needs to be done to accomplish the goals
5- We coach parents through the process and we are committed to the goals and open on the how.
For those parents whose child has a school-based IEP, we integrate the two. We realize that school based accommodations may be critical to your child ‘s success.