5 Tips for Preparing for an IEP Meeting

  1. Set a meeting time that is convenient to you. If a proposed date or time that is proposed by the school is not available to you to have the meeting, then it is reasonable to decline and suggest an alternative date and time for the IEP meeting.
  2. Be informed as to who will be at the meeting. The Notice of Planning and Placement Team Meeting sent by the district provides who will be in attendance. You may request unlisted professionals to be in the meeting. Anyone on the attendance form must be present during the meeting on the scheduled IEP meeting date, unless you consent to excuse them.
  3. Prepare your questions in advance. You should organize your questions in a way that will be easy to evaluate if your IEP meeting is succeeding in developing an appropriate education for your child.
  4. Know what your child needs. You should ensure your child is receiving all of the necessary related services such as transportation, audiology, occupational therapy, and counseling. Any necessary related services must be included within the IEP so your child receives what they are entitled to under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
  5. Familiarize yourself with your child’s most recent IEP and their current level of performance. The IEP team should be using up to date information to assist in the development of the appropriate goals and objectives for your child.

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