The Difference Between IEP Meetings and Parent-Teacher Conferences


By Amanda Morin

Knowing the difference between an IEP meeting and a parent-teacher conference can help you make the most of both meetings.

If your child has an IEP, it can be confusing to have both an IEP meeting and a parent-teacher conference. It may feel like both cover the same ground.

But the reasons for each meeting aren’t the same. The people in the room are different. And the conversation focuses on different aspects of your child’s education.

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