Use this IEP Preparation Tool to help you become an important member of your student’s special education team!
An IEP preparation tool like this can help you prepare for an IEP meeting and become an effective advocate for your child’s education. When you are prepared and informed, you can confidently participate in your child’s education!
What is an IEP?
An Individualized Education Program or IEP is a unique, customized plan for a student who is eligible for special education services. An IEP is developed based on a student’s disability. It is managed and documented by a team that can include family members and professionals. Specific student goals and objectives, assessments, descriptions, and services are often included in an IEP.
What is an IEP meeting?
An IEP meeting is when a team of individuals working with a student comes together to create a unique Individualized Education Plan. IEP teams can include teachers, therapists, psychologists, behavior specialists, and YOU. IEP meetings are an opportunity for you to directly participate in educational decisions that affect your student. YOU have the authority to finalize an IEP for your child.
How can this IEP Preparation Tool help me?
This tool can help you organize important papers and thoughts about what you’d like to see in your child’s IEP. Do they need speech therapy? What kind of classroom support is needed? Are special devices required for your student to fully participate in school? An IEP preparation tool like this can help you answer these and other questions.
All selections in the IEP Preparation Tool are set to “yes” by default.
Change a selection to “no” if necessary. This will produce an agenda of items to consider before the IEP meeting. From here, you can take action to fill in any missing information.
Be a confident participant at your next IEP team meeting! Email us with any questions.