Does anyone know if there is a set procedure for IEP's. For example should it be shown to parents or do parents have to agree to it/sign it? Is there any ruling or is it down to the individual school.
If a parent had been advised before the summer hols that their child was being given an IEP and starting on weekly 1 to 1 help would you expect to have seen something before now? Or just wait a few more weeks to parents evening.
NB I have copied this from primary education section at the suggestion of one of the posters.
yes, there is a set procedure here it's a useful document so have a good flick through
I've copied this from an old post of mine: A good iep will have smart targets, Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant and Time bound, good practice is to review an iep each term so you'd be looking for what your ds can achieve during that time. As a start what he is working towards now will probably be what is on there just, set out in a way by where you can see what he will learn, how this will be achieved ie what materials/programs/games and support is required, monitored and by when.
Dd3 generally had about 4 targets in her old school, haven't seen one for new school as she's not been there long enough but they included alsorts, not just academic stuff. You should be fully involved with setting targets each time although I've always found myself presented with a prewritten one and then asked if I'm happy/want to change anything which to be fair they always did.
having a good iep isn't everything though, hence why it's often refered to on here as an individual empty promise! It's important that school is supporting him as it's entirely possible to have a rubbish iep but sill get fantastic support and vice versa. Have a read of the sen cop, that can help explain a lot.