What informaton does the IEP contain?
  • General information about yoru child - name, address, birth date, etc.
  • Your childs present level of educational performance, including how your childs disability affects his or her involvement and progress in the general education curriculum.
  • A statement about your childs eligibility and, if your child has a specific learning disability, how the disability was determined.
  • The annual goals and objectives the IEP team develops for your child, including how those goals and objectives will be measured.
  • If your child is eligible, a statement about the kinds of special education and related services (see question and the next answer for a brief explanation of related services) your child will receive to help him or her achieve those goals and objectives, including specific placement and necessary program modifications and supports.
  • how often, when and in what settign your childs special education services will take place
  • How your child will participate in the general curriculum and in activities wiht non-disabled peers outside the classroom.
  • how your childs progress will be monitored and measured, and how your childs progress will otherwise be measured.
  • Whether your child has any behavios negatively affecting his or her academic success.
  • how decisions about your childs promotion to the next grade level will be determined.
  • If your child is 14 years old or older, an Individual Transition Plan (ITP) will be developed describing the kind of planning or services your child will need as he or she plans for adult life.

    As you can see, the IEP contains very important information about your child. Be sure you feel comfortable that everything in the IEP has been explained to yoru satisifaction.

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