Should Poor Organizational Skills be Accommodated in an IEP?


by Pam Wright

What can be included in the IEP accommodations? Can we stipulate in my daughter’s IEP that she will not be required to keep an assignment notebook, but will have the assignments posted on the web or emailed each day? Would the school legally be required to adhere to it? 

Providing a daily assignment list is a reasonable accommodation.

Some children have good organizational skills when they enter school. Some learn modest organizational skills along the way to adulthood. Others will always need some coaching.

In fact, the school our grandchildren attend uses their website to post assignments for all students. This helps ensure that the school and parents are on the same page and enhances positive relationships. There is no reason NOT to provide information about assignments and may make it more likely that assignments are completed.

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