Friday, July 17, 2009

Breaking Down the IEP: Introduction

A child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is developed by a team of individuals, that includes the child's parents (IEP Team). The IEP document itself can be a confusing, overwhelming document, and parents need to fully understand the document in order to give informed consent. The IEP document essentially will contain written information about what program the school district intends to offer for your child, and in many instances it may be the only place that information is contained in written form.

IDEA and state laws include specific requirements for what must be included in an IEP document, as well as requirments for what must be considered when developing the IEP. In these blog posts, we will break down those requirements and talk about each item individually in terms of its importance to the overall IEP for the child. Please leave comments if you'd like to see any specific topic further explored as a follow up!

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