Questions to Ask at an IEP Meeting

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  • How can I contact you?
  • When is a good time to have an informal meeting to discuss my child’s progress?
  • What do you see as my child’s strengths?
  • What kind of progress should I expect? What will it look like?
  • Which of these goals is a top priority?
  • How will we measure progress?
  • How do you plan to address my child’s reading deficits this year?
  • Help us understand how our child’s issues with executive functioning deficits will be supported?
  • Tell me more about the program you are proposing?
  • Can you please explain to me how this goal will close the achievement gap?
  • Can you please tell me who will be working with my child and what their training is in with my child’s disability?
  • Would it be possible to see the district policy on ….?
  • Can you tell me about my child’s day so I can understand what it looks like?
  • How does that accommodation/instructional intervention look like in the classroom for my child?
  • What support will the classroom teacher have in putting these accommodations/interventions in place?
  • What training does the teacher/provider have for this particular intervention strategy?
  • What can I do at home to support these goals?
  • Can the IEP be implemented satisfactorily in the regular classroom with supplementary aids and services?
  • What supplementary aids and services have been tried in the regular classroom?
    • What were the results?
  • Is the program evidenced-based?
  • When will changes in instruction be considered?
  • Can we work through the IEP section by section?
  • Is this a SMART goal?
  • Can we plan to meet in _________ (give a timeframe) to discuss how everything is going?
  • Can I please have a copy of the _____________ (note, document, report, log) that ___________ (name of person or position) referenced during this meeting?
  • Who is my point of contact if I should have any questions or concerns regarding the IEP?
  • What is a learning disability and what does that mean for my child?
  • Is my child on a modified curriculum or is he/she expected to master grade level content?
  • Can you please explain that again?