May 29, 2018
Benefits from an IEP
It is important for all children to be provided the opportunity to receive the best possible education. An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is for an elementary aged child with a disability, put together by his or her teacher, physician and parents to provide the child with a unique, professional and individual plan just for them. The personal IEP is there to help the child with the disability, such as ADHD, succeed and excel in school to the best of their capabilities. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is defined as a behavioral disorder that involves continuous amounts of inattention and hyperactivity and is one of the most common childhood mental health disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is beneficial to family who are affected by Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), those who suffer from ADHD and teachers who have ADHD students in their classrooms.
Families who are affected by Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder will benefit from working with the child’s physician and teachers to come up with the best individualized education plan. The National Resource on ADHD (2018) states that “The more knowledge you have about your child’s rights under the two education laws, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the better to maximize his or her success.” By utilizing and establishing and IEP a family will be able to help the child achieve goals, increase self-esteem and make the school and home surroundings a place that improves your child’s success. Also by knowing that your child is getting the best care that is designed specifically for them will put your mind at more of an ease. Communicating with others that are around your child daily can help solve any problems that may arise or changes that need to be made with his or her educational plan.
Children who suffer from ADHD have a hard time paying attention, sitting still, focusing, are very hyperactive and much more. With all of these things that bring hardship with learning and daily activities, they with help can work through it to become very successful. Parents, teachers, physicians being able to work as a team to help each child can come up with an individualized plan that will help each child succeed to the best of their ability. An IEP is the plan that can help these children with ADHD become successful. Spiel, Evans & Langberg state through their studies that “The purpose of 504 Plans is to provide services that are specific to the student and allow him or her to participate with same-aged peers to the extent possible in public education. Therefore, individualized need-based goals and services are an important aspect of an IEP and a 504 plan.” Children can benefit by remaining in his same class, getting more time to finish...