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IEP vs 504

For the life of me I cannot seem to wrap my brain around the difference between an IEP and an 504. All I gather is that for one if the child cannot learn from the existing ciriculium , then they need a modified one. I think that's a IEP. Something anout one is more legal and the other is simply suggestions. Help!! Can someone break these two down into simple descriptions please. Thanks!

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my2turkeys

Asked by my2turkeys at 4:34 PM on Sep. 17, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  •  Here's a good website, IEP VS 504.  From my understanding 504 are good if your child needs a specific accommodation for a physical disability.  However IEP are used more often because the fit better for kids and a school setting because it includes testing and evaluations.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 4:39 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • An IEP is an Individualized Education Plan, and is used for kids with severe learning disabilities, like developmentally delayed, downs syndrome, autism, etc. Those kids are usually in a special ed class or need an aid if their school does inclusion. A 504 is more for slower learning children that addresses their areas of need as well, but is not as severe or as detailed as the IEP children I mentioned. Hope that helps
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 4:41 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • RyansMom001 is pretty much correct.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 4:41 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • A 504 has nothing to do with learning disabilities. It is for physical accommodation to help within the learning environment. The IEP is in place for learning difficulty, and addresses educational goals, modifications to lesson plans, assignments, assessments, and whether or not the child requires SPED services.  Children who have a 504 could be those with any physical handicap. Children who simply need to sit in front of the class due to a vision or hearing problem may have a 504 specifically stating that as well.

    KairisMama

    Answer by KairisMama at 8:02 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • IEP is for learning problems. 504 is for medical problems.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 10:27 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • I'll just add this link as another way of explaining it.  http://www.differentdream.com/2010/01/which-do-you-need-iep-or-504b/ 

    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 11:19 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

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