Having an IEP go smoothly is one of the best building blocks for a child’s educational program. An IEP that goes smoothly results from true collaboration between families and schools. It also doesn’t just happen. IEPs, both the documents and the process, are hard work and require a good bit of preparation and thought before the IEP is even drafted.
Here are just a few accommodations that can be added to your child’s IEP at anytime!
- visual charts
- visual schedules
- visual cues in locker, lunch box, on desk
- fidget spinners/fidget toys
- written schedules on locker, lunch box
- graphic organizers
- choice cards
- emotions cards
- ear plugs or headphones
- special seating-seat pads, sit-upon balls, etc.
- adaptive equipment-pens, pencils, calculators, fidgety toys, large print books, audio, etc.
- use of FM headsets to either have blocking out music, or FM transmission of teacher speaking, use Beatz or something else socially acceptable, blocks out outside noise
- rewards charts