Special Factors in the IEP Most of the questions that we receive as educational advocates are about the implementation of the IEP. Let’s face it. It is not an easy document to understand at times because of it’s length and format. But there are the special factors on an IEP that you should be considering […]
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It's a lot to digest, and don't try to drink from the fire hose. Take small sips and you will learn this, I promise.
Please note that I have categorized this information into several subsets. Hopefully that makes it easier for you to navigate
- IEP Goal Information, Lists of IEP Goal Suggestions, Lists of IEP and 504 Accommodations.
- Section 504 Plans
- IEP Meeting Information and Advice/Tips
- Understanding the different components and sections of an IEP.
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How to get an IEP. Gather your thoughts about your child and their struggles at school. Decide if meeting with the teacher is appropriate to discuss these concerns. Formalize those concerns into a letter to the school. Write a letter to your school (teacher and principal) asking that your child be evaluated for Special Education […]
Recording School IEP Meetings Can you (audio) record your IEP meeting? It’s a question that I’ve seen parents and advocates discuss quite a bit. And like all the other parts of the IEP, there are no easy answers to the question. In deciding whether or not to record your child’s IEP meeting, there are many […]
IEP FAQ Periodically, I peruse various crowdsourcing websites to see what people are saying and asking about IEPs. That helps me stay ahead of trends and issues, especially if it meshes with what members are asking in the Facebook group. Recently after checking out sites like Quora and Also Asked, I thought I’d answer some […]
IEP No-Meet Amendments In making changes to a child’s IEP after the annual IEP Team meeting for a school year, the parent of a child with a disability and the public agency may agree not to convene an IEP Team meeting for the purposes of making those changes, and instead may develop a written document […]
Let’s Just Wait and See. I’d be willing to be my house and my car that 99% of all IEP parents have experienced the “Let’s just wait and see.” It’s one of the most common and most effective stall or delaying tactics when a parent asks for something on the IEP. It goes like this. […]