Parent concerns in an IEP are the specific issues and challenges that parents have identified regarding their child's education and well-being. These concerns can range from academic struggles to social interactions, communication difficulties, behavior management, or any other areas where parents feel their child requires additional support or have specific goals in mind for their child's education.
In an Individualized Education Program (IEP), goals are specific targets set for the child's learning and development. These goals outline what the child is expected to achieve within a certain timeframe. They are tailored to the individual needs of the child and can focus on various areas such as academic skills, social skills, communication abilities, behavior management, or physical development.
Accommodations in an IEP refer to the specialized supports or modifications put in place to help the child fully access the curriculum and reach their learning goals. These accommodations are tailored to the child's individual needs and can include a variety of strategies such as preferential seating, extended time for assignments or tests, use of assistive technology, visual or auditory aids, modified materials, or any other supports required to meet the child's unique learning needs. Accommodations aim to level the playing field for the child and provide them with equal opportunities for success in their educational environment.