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What is an iep

an if a child has an IEP will they still be in regular classes or will they be put in special education classes or is it more a tutor?


Asked by Anonymous at 6:13 PM on Dec. 4, 2012 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Individualized Education Plan
    it depends on the disability

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:14 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • You can't get an IEP simply because your child isn't doing well in school.

    Answer by missanc at 6:32 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • Depends on what it's for. Generally speaking it's an agreed upon set of rules the school, parents and student will follow to make sure the needs of the child are accommodated and they still learn. That could be anything from special classes to letting them use a stress ball at their desk.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:20 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • Individualized Education Plan - and it's just that... based on the Individual!! I work with kids on IEP's and they are all in regular ed classes. Some go for tutoring as needed.


    Answer by Crafty26 at 6:17 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • If you think your child might be struggling because of a physical, emotional, or mental disability, talk to her teacher, who can refer you to the appropriate professionals at the school. Your child will be evaluated, and if she qualifies for special education, the parents, teachers, and other professionals will meet annually to discuss her individual needs and write up an education plan. There's an advocate in every school district whose job it is to help parents navigate the system. Please don't let the stigma of special education keep you from acting. Special education is a privilege that many people have fought long and hard for so that disabled kids can thrive in mainstream public schools with their peers. If some kid graduated from high school and couldn't tie his shoes, he may have had a disability that prevented him from doing it, but he was still educated in the least restrictive environment possible.

    Answer by Ballad at 7:22 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • Is it for a learning disability or behavior or both? Read the plan and see what it says. It will have measurable goals, and where the child will acheive them.

    Answer by Nimue930 at 6:16 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • You can't get an IEP simply because your child isn't doing well in school. <<< right... you need a documented disability, disorder or syndrome, whether it be cognitive or physical.... she would have to eval'ed and tested first. Maybe you need a meeting with her teacher, for starters...

    Answer by Crafty26 at 6:49 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • Notpanicking is right. IEPs vary. I had an IEP. I only had to go to the main classes(math,science,english, social studies) and then I was done for the day. I didnt take any extra classes(gym, computer, woodshop,etc.) Its all based on what the kid needs.
    I can understand why you dont want to do it, but for me it really helped.

    Answer by Lobelia at 6:53 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • IEP is individualized education program - "Each IEP must be designed for one student and must be a truly individualized document. The IEP creates an opportunity for teachers, parents, school administrators, related services personnel, and students (when appropriate) to work together to improve educational results for children with disabilities. The IEP is the cornerstone of a quality education for each child with a not a bad thing at all. It is a monthly meeting that the teacher, counselor and parent get together and talk about your childs development during the past month." Embrace this monthly visit because your child will truly benefit from it as will you.

    Answer by madmueller at 7:17 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

  • reason i ask is someone suggested asking for it for my 2 grader because she is doing horably in school not turning in homework, forgetting homework at school and getting c and d grades.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 6:21 PM on Dec. 4, 2012

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