Someone with experience please help! I have an IEP set up for my daughter and I was wondering if anyone could tell me kind of what to expect. Brittney is 6 and will be going into second grade next year. She was tested for the gifted program this year and got in. Now we just have to go to the IEP meeting, but I don't know what to bring, or expect.  She also has ADHD, should I mention this? Her teachers know she has ADHD. (THE IEP MEETING IS FOR GIFTED NOT ADHD.) I just don't want that to overshadow the gifted part. Can someone please tell me kind of what to expect?


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Jun. 3, 2008 at 8:58 PM

Usually in IEP's they review what the child's abilities are, what the parents would like to see for their child, and set goals. Basically it is an plan for the school year detailing what teachers will work with the child, what goals they will be working on, their skills and what they may need to focus more on. In the field I work on I attend lots of IPP and IEP meetings to discuss goals for the year. Most of them are informal and they give you opportunities to give your input and ask questions.

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 10:20 PM We just had one for Luke a couple weeks ago.  However, we had ours because Luke is developmentaly delayed  and has PDD.  Like the post above, it is to go over expectations, goals and a time to meet the teachers who will be teaching your child.  It is very informative.  There was a lot of paperwork.  I proceeded to take notes, but was told that everything would be given to me in writing.  So, I have a folder of paperwork that I really need to go through.  The meeting took about 1 hr.   I hope this helps a little.  Let me know if you have any other questions!  Jojo 

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 10:21 PM You don't really need to bring anything except yourself. It is a informal meeting. You and the teachers decide together what you want for your daughter to succeed next year. It's a piece of cake. relax.

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Jun. 4, 2008 at 9:34 AM All of the above posts sound's about right from what i have heard. My son is going for an PET same as IEP..from what i have been told!  I'm hoping it will help take my son out of he lime light of "the kid who can't sit still"..let's hope anyway! Good luck and keep me updated! Congrats on the gifted program...

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