If you think that your child may have learning differences or developmental delays that impact their performance in school, then you’ve probably considered requesting an evaluation like an Individualized Education Program (IEP). To qualify for an IEP, your child will need to meet the requirements listed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Getting an IEP evaluation can feel like a really big step to take and even overwhelming at times, but it doesn’t need to be with the right help. Understanding what the IEP is and how to effectively navigate the IEP process will help set you up for success as you start on this new journey.
An Independent Educational Evaluation can be a helpful tool for parents to use when the original evaluation done by the school doesn’t meet the expectations you have for your child’s level of progress. If you are seeking additional resources to support your concerns, acquiring an IEE is typically the next step that parents take – at no extra cost to you.
If your child has an IEP and you disagree with it, it can be a frustrating and stressful problem to tackle as a parent. Knowing more about the IEP process can help you determine what actions to take and what you can do if you don’t agree with your child’s plan.