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IEP Goals - depression and anxiety?

My 9 year old son is on an IEP for the last year because of his ADHD…but 2 weeks ago he was diagnosed having depression and anxiety. His IEP meeting is next week and I was wondering if anything should be put in his IEP regarding the new diagnosis…are there goals that are typical for kids with anxiety and depression?
  Thank you for your help.
  Kelly

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Yes, you should include extra time for testing as anxiety plays a large role when time is a factor. This should be part of the accommodations for every class.  Also, get a second set of books for your home.  This, too, needs to be written in his IEP so that when he forgets his book to do his homework, it won’t be a trigger for behaviors brought on by anxiety.  Half of the battle will be with accommodations.  They must all be written in the IEP or it will be as if they don’t exist.

Posted by Bensonadvocates on May 06, 2014 at 12:51am

I agree with the above recommendations.  I always feel that the more you include in the IEP - the more flexibility you have for accommodations down the road.

Posted by staypositive on May 08, 2014 at 4:30pm

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