Your child's IEP team (which includes YOU, the parent / grandparent / legal guardian) will be making a decision in the coming months about whether your child qualifies for ESY (EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR). The decision must be based on data. Ask your child's teacher or case manager what data is being collected before the coming holiday break so that your child's level of regression and recoupment can be measured after school break. Your child may also be entitled to ESY if he or she is at a critical stage or point of instruction.
The IEP team must look at retrospective data, such aspast regression and rate of recoupment (which is based on data taken before and after school holidays/breaks) and also on predictive data, based on the opinion of professionals in consultation with you, the child’s parents / grandparents / legal guardians, as well as circumstantial considerations of your child’s individual situation at home and in hisor her neighborhood and community.
Happy holidays to you and your families,Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch.