What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP)?

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a federal program that is designed to help your child do better in school. It is a plan or program that is developed to ensure a child who has a learning disability (identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution) receives specialized instruction and related services. Each plan and program is specific to that child’s needs. If your child has been diagnosed with an IEP, it might be a bit confusing and frustrating to deal with, especially when your child is first diagnosed. Some parents go so far as to think...

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