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The Basics of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

April 6, 2023

Being at the IEP table can be intimidating, however, we can equip you so it doesn't have to be!  Watch our four-part video series of our IEP Parent Presentation to make sure that you are equipped with knowledge. You can also download the presentation to take notes.

What is an IEP? (Part 1 of 4)

IEP Goals for the Real World (Part 2 of 4)

What to Expect When You're at the IEP Table (Part 3 of 4)

What Are My Rights? (Part 4 of 4)

If you’ve made it this far, congratulations! We are sure that it feels a lot like drinking from a firehose. Please remember that YOU are your child’s most important advocate! The staff at EKCO is here to help you every step of the way. We can assist in drafting requests, parent concern & advocacy letters, and coaching you through the process.

Additional Resources

Before your next meeting, review the IEP checklist and see what additional information you need to be an equal member of the team.

To help IEP & 504 meetings be more effective and child-centered, knowing how to phrase your questions can be a game-changer! One of our favorites is, "Will you please show me the policy?" Download our free resource to see what other positive phrases can help you leave the IEP table feeling empowered and not in tears.

Need More Help?

If you would like more individualized assistance, we encourage you to reach out to Lucia Frohling, Director of Parent Services, at parents@everykidcountsok.org. Lucia, our on-site Master IEP Coach®, will get back to you. There is never any charge for our services! YOU are the expert in guiding your child’s education and we are here to support you in any way that we can.


The materials available on this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain legal advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Click the following link to access The Oklahoma Special Education handbook.

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