Dust off that IEP!
It’s time for back-to-school and also a good time for parents to review their child’s IEP. First of all, it’s probably been a while since you looked at it and time has a way of fading memories. Secondly, you should check to see if that IEP will meet your child’s needs for this new school year. If you feel that changes are needed to the IEP, you can request an IEP team meeting. Here are some key sections of the IEP to read over:
Present Level of Academic and Functional Performance (PLAAFP). Depending on how long ago the IEP was written and the amount of progress your child has made, these statements may provide a poor description of your child. One would hope that this year’s teachers would look at the IEP progress reports as well as the IEP, but you can’t count on that. If there is a…
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