Notes from an IEP Meeting 

Name ______________________

Date_______________________

Strengths:

·        Social / friendly

·        Curious; wants to learn

·        Good sense of humor

·        Excellent rote memory for details and rules

·        Verbal

·        Auditory learner

·        Able to follow directions sequentially

·        Enjoys the sequence of her daily schedule

·        Enjoys catalogues / pictures

·        Enjoys Music

·        Good food-related vocabulary

·        Syntax strength

·        Language / reasoning skills / logic when approached in a systematic way

·        With interests she gets skills

·        Wants to know why? / she wants logical reason

·        Likes to be in charge

·        Works well in 1-on-1 situation with valued instructor

·        Responds to compliments / positives / reward system

 Needs:

·        Rules for eating

·        Rules for personal hygiene

·        Social verbal reinforcement

·        Needs to hear the details, & they need to be logical

·        Motivation

·        More software in the class

·        TA in class

·        “Peer / buddy”

·        One-on-one aide (a dedicated, trained aide)

·        More hours of OT each week

·        Token economy

·        She is in a good, safe environment with good rapport with teacher, OT, speech therapist

 Future Goals / Hopes:

·        Self monitor / voice volume

·        Better handwriting

·        Better math skills

·        Keyboarding skills

·        Assistive tech

·        Improved physical conditioning

·        Self monitoring

·        Health / fitness

·        Increased time on task

·        TEACH station (“her place” – (4-sided, enclosed) doesn’t need to be in corner of room

·        Living skills

 Concerns:

·        Eating habits

·        Better personal hygiene – i.e.: wash hands before cooking

·        Attention span / focus time

·        Transitions / moving throughout the day

·        Visual overwhelm

 Learning Style:

·        Literal

·        Auditory

·        Rehearsing (what is ahead on the schedule, what is going to happen)

·        Learns sequentially

·        Movement (Use therapy ball)

·        Rest / relaxation

·        Reward system

·        Modeling

·        Giver her directions with the right words

·        Logical / explanations with details and rules

·        Structure

·        Needs to get up during large group and take a break

·        Learning in chunks of time (work 10 min / break 5 min / work 10 min  / break 5 min)