What do you understand about 504 plans that you didn’t before?

This article was helpful to answer some questions I had about 504 plans. I found it interesting to learn about the differences between a 504 plan and an IEP. I also learned that even if the child is in high school they can still benefit from getting a 504 plan.

 What questions still remain for you?  

I am still confused about what accommodations and modifications can be given before a child has a 504 plan or an IEP. I understand that you can give children accommodations in tier two, but how is that different from tier three?

If a child has an IEP does the teacher need to send home updates regularly on how that child is meeting or not meeting their goals?

What aspects of special education law or the referral process would you like more practice with before the end of the semester?

I would like to learn more about when to use each plan. I think that it would be interesting to have us read different summaries about a child and decide if they should have an IEP or a 504. I still feel like I am struggling to understand the differences between them and I think that this would help me.

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