How to Write an IEP from a Parent’s Perspective – Part 5

|March 1, 2024 | IEP

This is the last of a 5-blog series about how to write an IEP from a parent’s perspective. If you are seeing this blog before the others, please go back and read the other blogs. We talked about present levels and parents’ vision statements, SMARTER goals, specially designed instruction, and transition plans for high school. […]

How to Write an IEP from a Parent’s Perspective – Part 3

|March 1, 2024 | IEP

In the previous two blogs, we talked about present levels and SMARTER goals. In this blog, we will delve into specially designed instruction (SDIs). Although these SDIs may appear similar to what would be written into a 504 plan, this is what sets the IEP apart from a 504 plan. Remember, we mentioned in the […]

How to Write an IEP from a Parent’s Perspective – Part 2

|January 30, 2024 | IEP

In the previous blog, we discussed the Present Levels Section. Here, we will dive into the Goals Section of the individual education plan (IEP). First, IEPs are not solely academic. You can have goals for behavior, social skills, emotional regulation, and related services (occupational therapy, speech therapy, etc.). Regardless of the type of goal, you […]

How to Write an IEP from a Parents’ Perspective – Part 1

|January 30, 2024 | IEP

When a child with a disability needs specially designed instruction, they qualify for an individual education plan (IEP) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), U.S. federal law. This 30+ page document contains information about the child, including present levels, diagnosis, goals, specially designed instruction, transition planning, related services, and how much time they […]

IEPs: What Parents Need to Know

|October 25, 2023 | IEP

In the world of education law, few acronyms carry as much weight as “IEP.” An Individualized Education Program(IEP) is a crucial document designed to ensure that every child receives a tailored education that meets their unique needs. For parents navigating the complex landscape of education law, understanding IEPs is paramount. In this blog, we’ll delve […]

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