Thursday, August 5, 2010

IEP Booklets

When a parent goes to an IEP meeting, it is good to have all of the proverbial ducks in a row. Know what the necessary goals and accommodations are, and have the data supporting the requested goals/accommodations at hand.

To accomplish this, we made informational booklets about Nolan's particular situation and his needs in an educational setting. The books consisted of:

  1. Nolan's name and picture, to personalize the report.
  2. Future Planning Statement.
  3. History.
  4. Audiology: all reports from birth to present.
  5. FM Systems: letter of support from our audiologist and research on personal FM systems
  6. Language testing: Testing from John Tracy and from our home Speech Language Pathologist.
  7. IEP References: this included the IEP checklist, deaf student policy guidance, essential aspects of an IEP, and Did You Know?
We made a booklet for each person present at the meeting, so everyone could have their own reference during certain discussions. These were extremely valuable during our IEP meeting- a big thank you goes out to the John Tracy Clinic and to Drew's Mom.

1 comment:

Apraxia Mom said...

Whoa! You are one prepared Mom!

I can just see the looks on my kids' IEP Team Members faces if I walked in with a stack of these!

Hmmm, that gives me an idea....