If your child qualifies for special education services, he will receive an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). In plain English and IEP, makes it so children cannot simply be placed in a special education classroom that doesn’t meet their needs.

The object is to figure out how to help the child function in a less-restrictive, appropriate classroom. As a parent or professional, you can help tremendously if you develop your sensory smarts, and use good observation skills and creativity to make the school environment and the child’s needs a better match.