By Kristin Stanberry
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) team includes several people, including you. Learn about who’s on the team and what role each person plays.
Kristin Stanberry is a writer and editor specializing in parenting, education and consumer health/wellness.
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
The first four people listed--parents, a general education teacher, a special education teacher, and an administrator--are required by law to be at every IEP meeting, as are related service providers if their part of the program is to be discussed or modified. If this is not going to happen, parents and the school are supposed to agree in writing that this is okay. And, the excused member ahould submit relevant information or... Read More feedback in writing for the team to consider. If you get to the table and someone isn't there and you weren't expecting it, you definitely have the right to ask for them to be there or to reschedule the meeting. Here's a link to the information in IDEA (the federal special education law) that can back up that position: idea.ed.gov/.../,root,dynamic,TopicalBrief,9,
@pkny: It's so unfortunate that it's been such a struggle. I'm relieved to know that you found a teacher who is supportive and that you are heading in the right direction We here at Understood are working to reach millions of parents like you who need support for their kids. Please consider signing up for our Understood Community, where parents get support and give support. And experts are always on hand, too. You're not... Read More alone. https://www.understood.org/en/community-events/groups
If your child with ADHD needs sensory input to improve focus, using a fidget could help.
She was a star athlete and straight-A student. How could she have ADHD?
Does caffeine help with ADHD symptoms? Is it safe for kids? A coffee drinker with ADHD aims to find out.
Help your grade-schooler learn multiplication with these hands-on activities.
May 24th at 4:00 pm
How your child can avoid procrastination and create a schedule that works.
One mom shares her experience of coping with multiple diagnoses.
Here’s what to do next to get the help you need.
Hear from Elijah Ditchendorf about his love of math and science, and his college scholarship.
Sign up for your weekly email newsletter, for you and your family.
This email is already subscribed to Understood newsletters. If you haven't been receiving anything, add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe-senders list.
Don’t worry—we saved what you wrote.
Sign up to get personalized recommendations and connect with parents and experts in our community.
Only members can view and participate in conversations.
Child’s nickname is private and only you can see it.