I keep reading about IEPs on every special needs blog. I always wonder what the process of an IEP really involves as we do not have such an official process here. Of course, goals and objectives are also agreed upon for each child individually, but it is only the school teachers and the parents that set the goals. And most of the time the teachers come to visit us at home for this meeting, so the atmosphere is very laid back. As our insurance system is totally different here, things like coverage of therapies is not discussed during such a meeting as it is the paediatrician who discusses and decides about necessary therapies together with the parents. There are no other parties involved in all of this and I am glad about that. Because these are the people who know my son best. And they know - together with me and my husband - what is best for him.
Anyway, the preparation of those IEP meetings and the meetings themselves do not sound like much fun at all but rather exhausting. This is why I want to share a link with you that I found just recently. It involves IEP goals and objectives and I thought it might be helpful for some of you. I think that the IEP season is right around the corner (are IEPs always done at a certain time?), so maybe you are glad for a little help.