Reflection Paper On Iep Meeting

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This IEP meeting was for a student, whom I will call Laura, for an annual IEP meeting. She is an ELL student, so the meeting started with us waiting for about 45 minutes for the translator. She was late due to another meeting, and the mother spoke no English, so we had to wait patiently. Once everyone was in attendance, we started with introductions. The people in attendance at the meeting were as follows: special education teacher, general education science teacher, mother, interpreter, school psychologist, assistant principle, and myself. We went around and introduced ourselves, and then the school psychologist offered to review her rights, or the procedural safe guards, which she denied to have them read to her. The psychologist then …show more content…
All of the testing basically gave a graphing chart of what percentile she is in as far as her knowledge. Once the psychologist went over her personal testing, the special education teacher (my mentor teacher) led the rest of the meeting. Mrs. C, the special education teacher, started with talking about the students present levels of performance. We reviewed all of her testing from Brigance Tests, and we discussed how her scores impacted her schoolwork. After discussing the PLOP, we discussed her transitional plans, because she is about to start high school. Laura took a questionnaire about what she preferred to do when she grows up, and we shared this with her mother so she was aware. After this discussion, we asked what the mothers concerns were and she got very emotional and expressed that she just wanted her daughter to do better than she did in life. Her mother was very concerned about her test scores, but she was happy to hear that Laura had good grades and was doing relatively better than her peers in her classes. Finally, we discussed MAGS and accommodations, as well as what SPED direct services she was receiving. Her MAGS were about geometry and reading comprehension, and she had one goal to research careers for her …show more content…
Her accommodations are the same for all of her classes, and they include extra time, cues, prompts, and a use of a calculator in math. The mother agreed with everything created on the IEP and really was just stressing about how she wanted her daughter to continue trying her hardest. Throughout the meeting, the general education teacher was not very involved at all. I think she was just there as a representative of one of her teachers, but from my understanding, she is new. I felt as if she didn`t say much, maybe because she didn’t exactly know what to say. The parent did not seem very involved in the decision-making, but I believe it was because she spoke no English. Even with an interpreter, it was hard to express everything she wanted to say due to time. The mother was most concerned and showed emotion of crying when discussing Laura`s transitional plan. The mother was just so concerned about her daughter doing well in school, but when we assured her she was one of the smartest students in most of her classes, she seemed to get very happy, and showed her emotion through smiling and laughing. Even though the General education teacher or the parent did not have much input about decision-making, the meeting flowed nicely and

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