How to Read the Service Delivery Grid on your IEP, Start and End Dates
The dates of the Service Delivery Grid on your IEP tell the story of the next year for your child.
Notice that there is a start date column and an end date column.
As we can see under the C grid, this child has math in a separate setting, starting 2/1/14. (The 2/1/14 is probably the date that this IEP goes in to effect. It is the earliest date on this IEP. We could also know the first date of the IEP by looking at the header of the IEP page, which I have not included.)
Do you see that the math class ends on 6/20/14? Math with the special educator is ending in June, presumably at the end of the school year.
So what happens to math in the fall? Why is math not listed until 1/31/15, like the occupational therapy?
Look up at the B grid. Math is starting with a general educator and the special educator on 8/25/15. Since it is on the B grid, we know that it is in the general education classroom.
So this child is in a small class, outside the general education classroom, until the end of the school year in 2014. Starting in the fall, the student will join a general education math class that has a special educator in it.
Meanwhile, we can look at the “Education” – the last item on the C grid. The dates are 7/6/14 to 8/15/14. This shows us that “Education” means a summer program. We know from the frequency column that summer school meets four times per cycle (or week, in this case) for 180 minutes.
Occupational therapy will continue into the next school year for this student. We know that because the start date is 2/1/14 and the end date is the last day of the IEP, 1/31/15.
So even though the Start and End dates seem easy, they actually contain some nuanced information. With the dates, you see when any changes to your child schedule will occur. It is important to look at those dates to make sure they reflect your understanding of the services and when they will happen.
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