Module 12: The IEP Team

by Lisa Küpper NICHCY | National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities April 2007 **Este módulo está disponible en español: El Equipo del IEP: ¿Quién es un miembro? The title of this module says it all. The IEP Team: Who's a Member? looks, person by person, at the membership of the team of individuals that IDEA requires be involved in developing a child's individualized education program (IEP). The module  is available in English … [Read more...]

All About the IEP

by Elaine Mulligan Think you know all you need to know about your child’s IEP – or that her teacher does? Maybe not! Too often we fall into the bad habit of “trusting the process” without making sure that we understand the process. School districts develop forms, checklists, and procedures and we don’t always feel comfortable asking why we’re doing what we’re doing. Why does it matter? The IEP should identify your child’s strengths … [Read more...]

Meet your IEP team: Parent’s guide to special-education players

This parent's guide will help you identify who's sitting at the IEP-planning table and what each is responsible for. (posted Mah 3, 2012)http://specialchildren.about.com/od/ieps/a/IEPteam.htm?nl=1 … [Read more...]

The Importance of Including Your Child in the IEP Meeting

by Dennise Goldberg Cross-posted from Special Education Advisor We as parents spend a lot of time advocating for our children when they are young. However, there comes a time when our children become older and they have to learn how to advocate for themselves; knowing when the time is right will depend on your child. If your child is still attending elementary school, they are most likely NOT mature enough to participate. For those of you who … [Read more...]

Teachers on the Team

by Lisa Küpper National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)  So you made the team—the IEP team, that is, of a student with a disability. That’s a very good thing, because as a general or special educator you bring critical experience and educational know-how to the discussions that go on at IEP team meetings. This blog takes a closer look at what your role on the team involves and why it’s so important that you’re … [Read more...]

Who’s on my child’s IEP team?

This 3-page fact sheet from the PACER Center discusses the roles and responsibilities of the individuals who are required to attend a child's IEP meeting: a representative from the school agency, the regular education teacher, the special education teacher, and parents. (posted April 24, 2013) http://www.pacer.org/parent/php/PHP-C203.pdf … [Read more...]

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