Your Child's IEP
If you choose to receive services such as speech therapy or occupational therapy from your local school district (in the United States) your child will have an IEP.
IEP stands for Individualized Educational Plan. This in no way means that your child has been labeled as a "problem child", a "poor learner" or "special needs". It simply is a tool educators use to help meet your child's needs. In some states when your child no longer needs an IEP the records can be sealed.
You will have IEP meetings with your child's teachers, therapists and possibly school administers. It is your chance to discuss with them your child's progress, setting realistic goals and any concerns or questions you may have. For more information, please contact your local school district.