In this interview, we’re speaking with Dr. Sarah Wheeler to give parents a clear understanding of the differences between an IEP and a 504 plan for middle-school-aged students with ADHD and whether your child may need one, as well as the role of a school psychologist during the middle school years.
While there is a lot of information out there about 504 and IEP plans, it can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming for parents to choose the right plan, ask for it and implement it.
In this interview, Dr. Wheeler will explain in detail what the IEP and 504 plans consist of, highlighting their differences and similarities, and how to assess whether your child needs one or the other, or none. Naturally, she will also instruct us on how to get these plans and how to implement them with the school.
She will also explain what is the essential role of school psychologists in caring for a child with ADHD and how to get access to these professionals.