There seem to be so many things the school can do to help your child but they don’t always freely offer them. However, if you know the best questions to ask, the school will typically provide the service. At SeeMyIEP.com, we know this is true and that’s why we want to help you know the best questions to ask to prepare for an IEP.
These are some of the IEP questions you should ask if your child has a learning disability:
1. What specific learning strategies are written on the IEP?
2. Is there a learning strategies class my child can take?
3. Will peer tutoring by used with my child?
If your child has an intellectual disability, ask these questions about the IEP:
1. Is the IEP academic plan based on learning functional skills? (reading a recipe, ordering from a menu, counting out money, telling time, etc.)
2. At what age do you switch from teaching basic academic skills to functional skills?
3. At what age do you start involving my child in goal setting and self-advocacy?
If your child has autism, ask these questions about the IEP:
1. What type of Autism behavior treatment is available and what is the frequency of this treatment?
2. Do you feel my child qualifies for an FBA (Functional Behavior Assessment)?
2. How do you use applied behavior analysis in the classroom? What type of behavior program do you use?
3. Will behavior therapy be provided at my child’s home? If not, how can I implement what you are teaching in the classroom in our home routine?
Feel free to comment with the IEP questions that helped you get the answers you needed from your child’s school. We would love to hear input from parents.