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Probably a stupid question but how do IDP's differ from IEPs?

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coppertop Sun 06-Mar-05 13:38:30

Later this month I will be attending a meeting to discuss ds2's first IDP. The meeting will be held at the CDC and between us we will (hopefully!) decide on ds2's targets. I know about IEPs as ds1 has had them since he was dx'ed at 3.5yrs old but know very little about IDPs. Are they the same thing but just with a different name?


happymerryberries Sun 06-Mar-05 13:42:06

Is d for 'development'?

I have never come across idp's, are they possibly supposed to look at the over all developemnt of the child rather than specific educaional goald, so more aimed at social issues?

thedogmother Sun 06-Mar-05 13:44:59

It wasn't IBP was it. Individual Behaviour Plan?

coppertop Sun 06-Mar-05 13:48:58

Sorry. Yes the D is for development. I just found it a bit confusing as ds1's IEP targets at pre-school (and dsome at school too) all seemed to be about general development rather than education IYSWIM.

happymerryberries Sun 06-Mar-05 13:50:55

It may just be that the terminology has been clarified. I teach a child with an iep, where an idp would be a more accurate term. He is educationaly par beyond the norm for his year, but need help with socialisation, so Idp would be better for him

coppertop Sun 06-Mar-05 18:47:13

Aha! So it's not just me being stupid then?

On second thoughts, don't answer that!

happymerryberries Sun 06-Mar-05 18:52:09

I don't know I'm just trying to think around the subject

ScummyMummy Sun 06-Mar-05 19:00:34

I've never heard of them either. Could they be the equivalent of an iep for kids too young to attend school, perhaps?

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