Ways to Track Your Child's Progress

​​​​​Keeping track of your child's progress will help guide decisions along the way 

You will have many reports from the audiologist, physician, family-infant specialist and others.  It helps to keep them organized for easy access and tracking progress toward your goals over time. Use a 2 inch ring binder with dividers to organize the reports.  

You and your family/infant specialist​ can talk about the kinds of information you will probably be receiving, but you will certainly need dividers for these areas: 

Educational Program Records 

IFSPs and IEPs – Individualized Family Service Plan (birth to age three) and Individualized Education Program (preschool and school age)

These are the plans that you and the rest of your child's team write to help guide each year's program so that it meets your child's ​individual​ needs​.

Initial and yearly evaluations:

Before writing the next year's IEP, your child's team members will probe and test to see how last year's goals were met.

  • You can report progress you have seen at home.
  • You can identify areas of observed strength, growth, concerns and needs.

Three year evaluations:

Every three years, a school district will verify that your child still needs to receive special services. This is a good time to look at other areas as well, and see how things are going. 

​Progress reports and teacher notes:

When you and the teacher build a cooperative relationship, you can keep informed on a regular basis with notes. Hang on to those notes, so that you can see your child's progress. 

  • In addition to annual IEP's, you will also receive progress reports and daily notes from your child's classroom teacher. 

Medical Records 

Keep records from all your child's doctors' evaluations & reports: 

  • Primary Care Physician 
  • Ears, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor 
  • Other Specialist or records: 
    • Ophalmologist (Eyes) doctor 
    • Geneticist/genetic counselor 
    •  CT/MRI reports 
    • Other specialist your child may be seeing 
  • Occupational Therapist (OT)and/or Physical Therapist (PT) 
    • OT/PT evaluations 
    • Progress therapy reports 

Audiology Evaluations/Reports  

Audiology evaluation with patientKeep records of the following: 

  • Hearing tests & reports: 
    • ​Audiograms
    • Speech perception testing 
  • Hearing Technology: 
  • Hearing Aid Measures
    • Data logging
    • Audibility

​Speech and Language Pathologist Evaluations/Reports  

  • Speech & Language evaluations 
  • Progress therapy reports