IEPs, Individual Education Plans: Tips and Information for ADHD/LD Parents - FamilyEducation


Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) can be helpful for children with ADHD, autism, or other learning difficulties. Learn about developing, reviewing, and changing your child's IEP in cooperation with your child's school.

CAPD and New School

When a child has a valid IEP, her school is required by law to provide the services called for in that document. read more

Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and IEP services

A parent asks how she should approach the school district about the proper implementation of her child's IEP. read more

Conflict Resolution: Home and School

Conflict Resolution: Home and SchoolThe issue: Parents and schools should not shy away from conflict and differences of opinion, but strive to resolve any differences in a "win-win" manner. read more

Deafness and School

Children with deafness can participate in early intervention programs as soon as their disability is identified. read more

Determining IEP Goals

Find out how to get help designing specific instructional goals and objectives for your child. read more

Devising an IEP

There is a distinction between processing problems and reading disabilities. read more

High-School Grad with LD Seeks Help

Is there any help for a high-school grad who had an IEP for SLD in reading, writing, and study skills? read more

IEP Services

IEP ServicesQuestion: What should parents do when services in their child's IEP are not being provided? read more

IEP Services Not Being Provided

There are steps parents can take both to enforce the IEP and to obtain compensatory services to make up for the lost services. read more

IEPs: Confict Resolution

IEPs: Confict ResolutionThe issue:Parents and schools are not afraid of conflict and differences of opinion, but strive to resolve any differences in a "win-win" manner. read more

Mom Battling with Son's Middle School

Requesting a modification in a child's IEP can help put an end to battles with the school. read more

Moving Ahead with an IEP

Even when a learning disabled child is making little progress, for their social health it may be better to keep them with children their own age. read more

Musically Talented, Visually Impaired

Legally blind since birth, this child is entitled to an IEP, which should identify your son's exceptional talent in music. read more

No 504 Accommodations Without an IEP?

An expert sorts through the ins and outs of IEPs and 504 Plans. read more

One-on-One Aid Through the 504?

If a child has an IEP, then she is eligible for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. read more

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis Imperfecta is classified as an orthopedic disability, which would mandate an IEP for a child. read more

Preparing for an IEP

Preparing for an IEPQuestions for Each Team Member It helps if each team member has questions to think about in advance, to focus her thoughts. The following are lists of the kinds of questions that different IEP (Individualized Education Program) team members might need to think about before attending a meeting. Questions such as these could be typed out and distributed to team members several weeks before the meeting, so that everyone has time to prepare for a discussion. General Education Teacher read more

Requesting an IEP

Learn what an Individual Education Plan is, and how to request one for your child. read more

Special-Education Rights and Parochial Schools

Find advice on what to do when your child has an IEP but has not been receiving mandated special-education services. read more

Teacher Is Damaging Child's Self-Esteem

A mother complains that her child's teacher is not helping her, despite her child's IEP for learning disabilities. read more

The IEP and Test Accommodations

Is there any way to legally demand, through the IEP, study guides or test modifications for class exams and high-stakes testing? read more

The IEP Cycle

The IEP CycleThe IEP (Individualized Education Program) process is a shared responsibility of the community, the family, and the school. The development of an IEP is also part of a cycle that begins with a particular child. The cycle has the following steps: read more

The IEP Team Members

The IEP Team MembersIDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) defines the "IEP team" as a group of people who areresponsible for developing, reviewing, and revising the IEP (Individualized Education Program) for a student with a disability.By law, these people include: read more

What to Include in an IEP

What to Include in an IEP Critical elementsThe IEP (Individualized Education Program) must include the following elements:A statement of the student's present levels of educational performance, including the ways in which his disability affects his involvement and progress in the general education curriculum. For preschool children, you would consider whether the disability affects the child's participation in any activities that would be appropriate for him. read more