Although it may not feel like Spring in your neck of the woods, warmer days are just around the corner. With Spring comes that annual rite of passage—and no, I’m not talking about Easter egg hunts. I’m talking about IEP meetings: the yearly gathering of the school team to review your child’s progress and the special education services he’s receiving.
At Smart Kids with LD we know the importance of IEP meetings, which is why we devote an entire section of our website to The ABCs of IEPs. From who’s on the team to choosing the right accommodations, we have the resources you need to be the effective advocate your child deserves during this process.
If this is your first IEP, take a look at our Primer for Parents New to the Process. It will be helpful to scan Tips for Writing an IEP when it comes time to clarify the objectives for the coming year. If your child struggles with social issues, take our advice and Put Social Skills in the IEP—something that is too often overlooked. And don’t forget to check out Progress Monitoring, a worthwhile reminder of how to know if this process is working for your child.
Following is a full list of articles to help parents make the most of the IEP process:
- Essential Elements of an IEP
- The IEP: A Primer for Parents New to the Process
- Connecting the Evaluation to the IEP
- Tips for Writing an IEP
- IEP Planning: Accommodations & Modifications
- Examples of Accommodations & Modifications
- Before the IEP Meeting: 6 Tips for Parents
- Who Should Be On Your Child’s IEP Team?
- Put Social Skills in the IEP
- Extended Time: Is It Right for Your Child with ADHD?
- Make Room for Talents & Interests
- Progress Monitoring of Kids with LD
- Is This Reading Intervention Right for My Child?