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.
In addition to the team members, there are other people who can attend. Find out who else you might want to have there. Find other ways to prepare for the IEP meeting, including our IEP checklist.
Kristin Stanberry is a writer and editor specializing in parenting, education and consumer health/wellness.
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
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My son is on fifth grade and i feel his school district failed him by not identifying his disability and bringing it to my attention accordingly knowing he was below standard on his testing always scoring below average since 1st or second grade receiving xtra help which I thought was his special help because he showed signs of slow educational progress. No ever voiced other concerns in regards to his progress . At parent teachers conferences all they would say is he shows signs of im provement never stressing the importance of saying hey so n so needs this but this is how it worx. And I blame the district not the teachers because they kno before the teacherz dooo I feel like my son had a delay in treatment due to my lack of knowledge of the laws n how they could have been more informative on this matter instead now in fifth grade this teacher has informed me of what to do n how to do it and expedite it because hes behind no where where he needs to b academicly n hes struggling.
@michellemarie80: If you think there's good reason to do so, a sibling may attend the IEP meeting. You should let the IEP team know, in advance, that your child's sibling will be attending.
Can a 14 year old sibling attend the IEP meeting with the parents? She wants to hear and learn about how her sister learns and how she can support her as a sibling
No, Chieko. Assistant Principals are not required to attend.
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