IEP Components – Clinical and Behavioral

Parents have asked for suggestions about information that should be included on an IEP created for a child with Prader-Willi syndrome. Last week’s tip outlined Food Safety components; below is a list of Clinical and Behavioral suggestions to include in the IEP.

Clinical and Behavioral

  • Access to Psychologist or Social Worker

  • Comprehensive Treatment Plan (clinical report)

  • Health Care Report monitored quarterly if student has Individualized Health Care Plan—you must request this

  • Prompts to utilize coping skills

  • Multimodal Sensory strategies and tools as needed (i.e. sensory hand-held items, sensory room)

  • Cues for transitions

  • Visual schedules (pictures or written)

  • Give smaller amounts of work than can be completed in allotted time

  • Reassurances of plan/scheduled as needed – if perseverative, may need to ask them what the answer is

  • If picking, cues to clean up fingers

  • Time to rest or nap as student’s needs dictate

Patrice Carroll is Latham Centers’ world-renowned Prader-Willi syndrome specialist. She works with Latham’s residents with PWS, their families, and consultants, continuously learning and teaching about PWS best practices. Do you have questions for our PWS specialist? Submit your “tip” topics or general questions to

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