My Child is Age 12-15
Families with students attending middle school will find that the conversations at the IEP often are directly linked to the academic content being taught at that grade. Reading, writing, math, language (including social skills) and speech skills are often the cornerstone of the IEP discussion. However, consideration for the following soft skills as well as skills related to self-determination should be a part of the IEP discussion. Teams and families can also consider the Pre-Vocational Guidelines found here.
The two key components to focusing on better outcomes are soft skills and self-determination. Here are a few suggestions for students at this age: