Individualized Program Plans (IPP’s)

An IPP (Individualized Program Plan) (IEP in the U.S.) is a legal document that a child with special needs has written up for them. (Once a child is coded with any special needs code, teachers are obliged to do an IPP).

In it specific goals related to the learning needs of your child are identified and worked on throughout the year, to enable a measure of progress.  In the early years, IPPs will have speech/language/gross and fine motor goals.  However, as the child gets older, other goals related to language/learning and literacy will likely need to be added.  Teachers will only do this if your child has a special needs code.  To ensure that your child gets the appropriate coding, if applicable, strongly consider getting a psychoeducational assessment done early on in elementary school.

Read more:

Apraxia-KIDS.org/Speech and Language Goals in IEP’s

Alberta Education, About IPP’s

Persuit of Research, Addressing Apraxia of Speech in IEP’s

EPSB/Supporting your Child’s IPP