Communication Log

Photo of Communication LogFamilies with  children or youth with special health needs or disabilities interact with multiple systems and providers.  The Communication Log is a convenient and portable resource to help families capture important information, prepare for meetings, or support family-school communication.  Suggested uses include, but are not limited to:

Parent Record Keeping
  • Record contacts with medical or service providers, program staff, schools, insurance, etc. Include date, name of person you spoke with, contact information, and a brief summary of the conversation.
  • Write down questions or comments in advance of meetings, to help you stay focused on what you want to accomplish.

Parent - School Communication

  • Determine what information should be shared between home and school to support the student.  Positive information should be shared as well as concerns.
  • Examples might include communicating about behaviors, homework assignments, current or upcoming events at school or home that may impact the student's behavior or attendance, and student medical or other appointments.
  • Include use of the Communication Log in your child's IEP or 504 Plan.

Please contact SDPC at 800-640-4553 or sdpc@sdparent.org if you would like to receive the Communication Log or any of our other valuable resources.


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The contents of this website were developed under grants from the U.S. Department of Education Project Grant H328M140021; Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grant H84MC07994, Family to Family Health Information Center, $90,030 and Grant D70MC24124, Integrated Community Systems For CSHCN, $287,678); and approximately 5% financed with non-governmental resources. The contents should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by US Department of Education, HRSA, HHS or the Federal Government.