11. "We don’t do things the way they did in your old school, and so we have to rewrite the IEP."
- It is best to research potential programs well in advance
of any move. The quality of education for children with visual impairments
varies throughout the United States, as does the quality of all education.
- The IEP should
- Include the materials, tools, and techniques that will enable your child to participate fully in school lessons and activities.
- Incorporate the individualized instruction your child needs;
- Acknowledge the role of a certified TVI*;
- Acknowledge the role of an orientation and mobility specialist;
- Indicate how the expanded core curriculum will be addressed;
- Provide specifics regarding literacy instruction; and
- Demonstrate a long-term view of education; that is what do you see your
child doing at age 25 and work backwards. What skills will be necessary
for your child to be successful at age 25?
- If you disagree with the IEP, make sure to include a written statement
noting your objections. Unless indicated otherwise, signing the IEP indicates
attendance, but not necessarily agreement.
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National Center on Severe and Sensory Disabilities
and the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
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