✓ Write a list of concerns or issues that you feel are important to discuss. Try to resolve any questions or concerns you have prior to the PPT meeting, so your meeting time can be used productively to formally agree on a plan. With prior discussion, there should be no surprises at this meeting.
✓ Prepare your own questions and items to address. Ask for a blank copy of the IEP form showing the components, and prepare questions you would like to discuss at the meeting. Bring the list with you.
✓ In order to be an informed participant in the process, request that the school provide you with the evaluations and proposed goals, objectives and placement recommendations in advance of the PPT meeting.
✓ Talk to other parents who have attended PPT meetings to learn from their experiences. Attend local support groups, conferences, informational meetings, and seminars.