Ellen - posted on 02/04/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
I was reading some of the conversation threads and mention of gifted IEP's. Where in the world are such things offered? I would love to live there. Actually I would really like to take data back to my district because I'm advocating for this very thing. Right now the only way a gifted child gets an IEP is if they enter the Special Education program and that's usually for emotional disturbance (don't get me started on where I think that comes from), ADHD (not really proper for SpEd since it can be met with 504), and dyslexia (also can have needs met with 504). We actually have a diagnosis from a doctor that allows us access to 504 so that Z can have protection under that. The school and us have come to an agreement not to use it since that's no really the purpose of 504. Really my question is please tell me where you live if you get an IEP for your gifted child and what that looks like for your child. This is a passion of mine and being a SpEd teacher my peers are getting a little frustrated at my rants. I have all sorts of data saying gifted students need IEP's just as much as SpEd students but I didn't know where they are actually using them. Can you tell this is a WOW moment for me!