IEP Team Members

    Your child's IEP team may consist of these members:

    • School Psychologist
    • Speech & Language Pathologist (SLP)
    • Social Worker
    • Special Education Teacher
    • Occupational Therapist (OT)
    • Physical Therapist (PT)
    • Hearing Itinerant


    Acronyms & Terms to Know


    • IEP (Individualized Education Plan): legal document of educational interventions designed for a student who receives special education


    • Evaluation/Re-evaluation: every 3 years a child gets re-evaluated to make sure they are still eligible for special education and to see if any services need to be added or changed


    • Eligibility Meeting: meeting that takes place with you and the IEP team to determine if your child is eligible for special education services


    • Annual Review: annual meeting to review child’s progress and update goals


    • RTI (Response to Intervention): a process used by educators to help students who are struggling with a skill or lesson; it's not just for children with special needs or a learning disability


    • BIP (Behavior Intervention Plan): document that determines a students' needs for support based on identified behavioral difficulties


    • Accommodations: changes in format, response mode, timing, setting, or scheduling to enable a student to complete the general curriculum or test


    • Modifications: are changes to the curriculum because a child is behind the expected grade level curriculum. For example, a child is given modified material such as an easier reading passage than what is expected.


    • Expressive Language: refers to language that is spoken


    • Receptive Language: refers to language that is heard


    • Adaptive Skills: refers to ability for planning, problem solving, carrying out tasks, and self help skills


    • Gross Motor: refers to whole body movements such as running and jumping


    • Fine Motor: refers to using muscles in the hands, fingers, and wrists such as when writing, buttoning, and cutting with scissors