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IEP's -Reply

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Susan Helsley (Shelsley)
Mon, 14 Sep 1998 10:52:54 -0400


As the parent of an ADHD/LD/Gifted child, I agree that the IEP is
there for a very specific purpose and ALL teachers who come
in contact with these students need to read the IEPs. For our
son, we spent the majority of the summer going through the
eligibility hearing and putting lots of thought and care into his
IEP. I would be deeply upset to learn that a teacher of his was
not reading it and following what has been set forth.

Often these children show artistic talents that shoudl be
nurtured. For some children the arts are the one area that they
have success! I run a large public school regional arts program
and I see this on a daily basis.

>>> Ellyn Wenk <ellyn> 09/13/98 01:07pm >>>
Recently someone wrote that she does not even ask for IEP's !
I cannot help but think this is foolish. If they were not
necessary for
the child then why do them?
Some children may be harmful to others? Or need a certain
approach to
learn. Not
reading or asking for IEP's reminds me of the days when
classroom
teachers used to fight the special ed teacher's help and fight
the
students going to special classes (art, music, etc.) because
they felt
they could do it all on their own and need no one's help. A
miracle
worker of such.
An ED child has been given IEP's for us to follow, at the cost of
staffings and much time devoted to such. I think that the art
teachers
have the obligation to read them and
to follow the procedures that have been out lined for a
consistent
approach to discipline and learning for the student.