Friday, July 11, 2008

A Great Example IEP

Recently I've been blogging quite a bit about the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and I've gone over some of the better approaches. I had been thinking that it was high time I provided a decent example;

Then I noticed that Smelena's Aspergers Site (http://www.smelena.com/) has a copy of Daniel's IEP on it. This is a particularly good IEP and is probably better than any examples I could provide because it's being used today.

In fact, Smelena's whole site is brilliant, so make sure that you check it out.

4 comments:

T said...

Fantastic...Because of our son's High IQ our school is so reluctant to accept he has a disorder. We put the IEP in place it works well and then the teachers start going off course. Any suggestions?

T said...

Fantastic...Because of our son's High IQ our school is so reluctant to accept he has a disorder. We put the IEP in place it works well and then the teachers start going off course. Any suggestions?

T said...

Our issue is that with our son's high IQ the school follows the IEP well but only for a short period of time. Then they don't follow it and he acts out and they punish him which causes anxiety and more acting out... etc. Any ideas on how to keep the teachers on task?

Gavin Bollard said...

T,
All schools slip off the IEP. That's why it needs to be reviewed every year.

Don't ever lose sight of the fact that the I in IEP means individualized. It should be customized to your son's talents and needs.

Aspergers can't be used as an "excuse" - and you need to make sure that your son knows that. That's his side sorted.

Then, if you think that he's being unfairly punished, call his teacher and have a chat.

Sometimes the teacher will make you aware of things that your son didn't tell you about an incident and you'll discover that he deserved punishment. Sometimes it works in the opposite direction and you'll enlighten the teacher.

If you get no satisfaction, take the matter to the principal.

There's not much else you can do and moving schools usually isn't an option because although "the grass always looks greener on the other side", it rarely is.