Friday, November 20

Preparing for the IEP Meeting: Booklet

As your IEP meeting approaches, you may want to create a booklet that highlights your child, and provides the IEP team with important documents that help the team decide on appropriate educational services.

Table of Contents:

1. Evaluation Team Report: Part B
  • This document will be provided at the Eligibility Meeting that establishes the child has educational need and an IEP must therefore be developed.
2. Future Planning Statement

3. Did You Know?

4. Deaf Students Education Services: Policy Guidance

5. Essential Issues and Aspects of the IEP

6. IEP Checklist

7. Preschool Observations

  • I wrote a summary for all area preschool options, including main-stream, cross-categorical and hearing impaired programs. Information included basic program offering (days, times, etc.), age span of children, number of peer language models, communication modes, personnel (teachers of the deaf, special education, general education, etc.), general observations (including lighting, treatment to reduce noise, spill over noise), on-site services (including speech, OT, PT, etc.), auditory training curriculum used and a summary (including daily schedule, snack time interaction, general learning environment, peer interaction, etc.)

Sample of the page dividers we used. We made them

in our school colors, just to show our school pride!


Lucas'Mommy said...

I'm reviewing all of your IEP posts, they are VERY HELPFUL to me! Do you think that I should have my booklet ready for the transition meeting? Or just some statements/goals, etc.? Thanks!

Drew's Mom said...

Hi LM,

I wouldn't worry too much about the book at the transition meeting. You don't want to come across as overly aggressive, or that you think there are going to be issues.

We went to the transition meeting with a general timeline of how we wanted to procede (evaluations, IEP meetings, etc.). You'll probably only sign paperwork at that time, and tell a litle history about Lucas.

I would hold off on any placement talk, etc. You don't want to show your cards too early. If asked, you can say something like, "Well, we'd like to see the testing results first so we can make an educated decision on what an APPROPRIATE placement would be."

Hope this helps!