President's Message: IEP---Individual Education Plan! What does this mean??
Well it means that your child has rights to an education based on their needs, it's the law. Before going to your IEP sit down and write down attainable goals for your child. It can be as easy as at the end of the school year I want them to be able to count to 10, or tie their shoes, or say 10 words in a sentence. It is called Individual because each child has different needs. Do research in your area, for example if your child is only getting 30 minutes of speech and is non-verbal find out what the maximum minutes for speech is in your state-region. We have attached some great articles to have a successful IEP, but I want to share something with you that is the most important...You are your child's advocate voice and you and only you know your child best.
In this issue, we have a some great articles and a checklist that will help you prepare for a successful meeting. Enjoy!!
Mary Anne Ehlert,
President & Founder