Maryland Learning Links IFSP and IEP acronyms and terms are defined here. If you don’t understand something that’s said in your student’s meeting, ask. You are your student’s best advocate. Common Acronyms and Terms Used During IFSP and IEP Meetings Handout
Understood Imagine an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that focuses as much on your child’s strengths as it does on your child’s weaknesses. Unfortunately, that’s not the norm for most students yet. In a typical IEP meeting, not much time is given to looking at a child’s strengths. Strengths are covered at the beginning of the…
How to Request a One-to-One Paraprofessional for Your Child by Wayne Steedman, Esq. Does the child need one individual who is assigned to work with the child during the entire day? Can the child be successful if several individuals rotate during the day?
The Preschool Special Education Services Guide provides families with an overview of the steps in Maryland’s IEP team process for preschool children,
Maryland State Department of Education DSE/EIS Technical Assistance Bulletin Revised Aug. 15, 2017 If the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team is not cognizant of the native language of a student, it may not accurately assess what the student knows and can do. The IEP team must consider the language needs of the student
Autism Classroom News and Resources You are getting ready for an IEP meeting. You want it to be a positive IEP, but you aren’t sure what to expect. Maybe it’s your first IEP meeting ever. Maybe you are a veteran (of the IEP “wars”), but it’s the start of a new year. You walk into…
All Individualized Education Programs (IEP) written in Maryland follow a statewide format. Parents can refer to the Maryland Statewide IEP Process Guide to better understand the intent and purpose of each section of the statewide IEP as well as explanations of the IEP decision-making process.
By Matthew Schinelli What is adapted physical education? “Adaptive physical education” refers to specially designed instruction based upon specific modifications to traditional instructional cues or curriculum skills.
By Carly Anderson In my career as an elementary school teacher and intervention coordinator, I’ve sat in hundreds of individualized education program (IEP) meetings. They’re a regular part of my weekly schedule.