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
@Rose55 The older sister may attend the IEP meeting with her parent, but she cannot replace the parent and attend the meeting on her own. If the parent is unable to attend an IEP meeting for whatever reason, the school is required by law to arrange a conference or video call in order to conduct that meeting.
If you are asking because the parent needs a translator, please know that the school is required by law to provide a translation services for the duration of the meeting. An older child shouldn't take on that responsibility.
Would it be appropriate for a kindergarten child's older sister (age 11) to attend an IEP meeting for the kindergartener?
@Eskimopie2012: The classroom teacher is not only allowed to view the IEP, but definitely should. Your child's classroom teacher is an important part of making sure your child's accommodations are put into place and goals are being worked toward.
Is the classroom teacher allowed to view the IEP?
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