IEP Form for School

By Salem
Posted September 11, 2014

Can you tell me how to input IEP information for my autistic child's school?


Answered:  September 29, 2014 by Dr. Sidney Baker

Here is a form you can use to input your Individualized Education Program (IEP) information for your child's school. I would encourage you to enter not only your child’s academic strengths and special skills but any and all strengths and special skills. You can check Autism360 for a drop-down listing items that you may wish to tell the school about.

Parent IEP Input Form

Date:  __________________________

To the Parent(s)/Guardians of  _______________________________________

It is time to evaluate the progress your child has made this year and to begin the planning process for next year.   Your input is very important in developing a plan that is right for your child.  Using your responses and information from the child, and his/her teachers a rough draft of the IEP will be created for use as a basis for discussion at the IEP meeting.

Please complete this information sheet and return it to ____________________________________ by _____________________________.  If you need additional space, feel free to attach another sheet of paper.  Thank you.

1.  What do you see as your child’s successes this school year?

2.  What are his/her academic strengths and other special skills or abilities?

3.  What are the areas of weakness that you have noted?

4.  Are there other concerns, such as social skills or behavioral issues?

5.  Consider your child’s organizational skills and study skills.  Do they seem appropriate for his/her grade level?  Does your child have difficulty with homework assignments?

6.  List any classroom modifications or accommodations that seem helpful to your child.

7.  Do you feel that accommodations will be needed if standardized tests are taken during the school year?

8.  Is there any type of classroom that might be better for your child’s learning style or self-image?  (Examples might include the need for a highly structured environment, emphasis on hands-on learning, or preference for group work).

9.  What helps your child to learn?  (For example:  enjoys projects, needs things read to him/her, needs time limits).

10.  Does your child wear prescription glasses/contact lenses, hearing aides, or other assistive devices?

11.  Does your child currently take disability related medication?  If so, please list the name of the prescription, the dosage, and when it is taken.

12.  Please use the space below to list any other comments or concerns that you may have.

Below, here’s a list of various strengths and special skills that Autism360 members have picked:

  1. Ability to memorize (photographic memory)
  2. Ability to persevere
  3. Ability to see other  people perspective
  4. Ability to infer
  5. Ability to inhibit self
  6. Academics good
  7. Accepts new clothes
  8. Affectionate
  9. Answers parent
  10. Art - drawing
  11. Art - painting
  12. Art - sculpting| modeling
  13. Balance
  14. Behavior normal
  15. Behavior ok with parent
  16. Bold| free of fear
  17. Brave
  18. Cartoons
  19. Comedy / Jokes
  20. Cuddly
  21. Draws accurate pictures
  22. Especially attractive (cherubic) as an infant
  23. Especially Bright
  24. Fine Motor dexterity
  25. Follows instructions
  26. Good appetite
  27. Good at math
  28. Good at public speaking
  29. Good athlete
  30. Good attention/focus
  31. Good awareness
  32. Good behavior at school
  33. Good communication
  34. Good comprehension
  35. Good diet
  36. Good expressive language
  37. Good focus
  38. Good handwriting
  39. Good imitation of gestures
  40. Good language skills
  41. Good logic or judgment
  42. Good long term memory
  43. Good memory
  44. Good play skills
  45. Good receptive language
  46. Good self-awareness
  47. Good self-help skills
  48. Good sense of time
  49. Good short term memory
  50. Good social interaction
  51. Good spontaneous speech
  52. Good swimmer
  53. Good visual fixation
  54. Good visual memory
  55. Good vocabulary
  56. Good with the computer
  57. Gymnastics
  58. Happy
  59. Honest
  60. Imagination
  61. Joint Attention
  62. Knows colors
  63. Knows numbers
  64. Language skills
  65. Like to be held
  66. Likes to be swaddled
  67. Loyal
  68. Mechanical assembly (putting things together)
  69. Mechanical disassembly (taking things apart)
  70. Mellow personality
  71. Memory - melody
  72. Memory - music lyrics
  73. Memory - names
  74. Memory - numbers
  75. Memory - places
  76. Minimal distractibility
  77. Musical
  78. Notice everything
  79. OK if parents leave
  80. Perfect musical pitch
  81. Persistent
  82. Physical Ability (gross motor)
  83. Physically coordinated
  84. Physically strong
  85. Planning ability
  86. Pleasant/easy to care for
  87. Posture Good
  88. Problem  Solving Ability
  89. Problem solving skills
  90. Pronounces words well
  91. Reach out to be held
  92. Reading
  93. Responsible
  94. Sensitive to people's feelings
  95. Sensitive to peoples feelings
  96. Sensitive/affectionate
  97. Singing
  98. Skill: doing fine work
  99. Skill: playing/small object
  100. Skill: throw/catch ball
  101. Special Interest in Airplanes
  102. Special Interest in Animals
  103. Special Interest in Cars
  104. Strong will/desire to do things
  105. Tidy
  106. Trains
  107. Unusual memory
  108. Very good eye contact
  109. Visual-spatial strengths
  110. Want to be liked


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