Education Records

There will be many records to keep during your child's school years. Keep a record of:

  1. Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) from early intervention programs
  2. Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
  3. Letters to and from school staff
  4. Report cards from before and after the injury
  5. Evaluation reports from school staff
  6. Notes and dates of all school-related meetings
  7. Reports from your child's doctor, rehabilitation specialists, neuropsychologists, or consultants about your child's educational needs, abilities, and difficulties
  8. Names, addresses, phone numbers of school personnel
  9. Educational materials about the consequences of brain injury

Special Interests and Job Skills

Collect copies of your child's:

It is never too soon to start thinking about your child's special interests and skills and where they may lead your child in the future.

General Information

Keep a record of:

TIP: Photos and a diary are reminders of your child's progress, and they help insurance staff and case managers see your child as a person.

It is a good idea to keep a phone log (view the sample telephone log). Each time you speak to a doctor, therapist, insurer, service provider, or school employee, write down when you spoke, what you talked about, what the result was, and what happens next. This sounds like a lot of paperwork, but it will be worth it in the long run.