OT - IEPs
I sometimes think the IEP accommodations aren't always helpful to the students.
My ss has accommodations for extended test time and late work turn in. I think extended test time is helpful...if he really needs it (and actually willing to use it). In reality the teacher constantly had to tell him to review before he submit his work and he'd argue he's done everything 100% correct. (Spoiler: he did not) SS just want to rush through things so he can get to the fun stuff. For the late homework do turn in without penalty, it doesn't seem so helpful in my opinion. SS is capable of doing homework on time, the only reason the homework is not done is not because he's so disabled (in our case) but that he rather does something else.
The accommodations are for sure beneficial to make applying for a college more a possibility (currently he's running gpa is below 3), but again how do these accommodations represent real-life situations?
Under IDEA the accommodation like stated above needs to be follow, but once a kid get in to the real world, ADA requires them to perform with the same standard as everyone else when accommodations are provided (and it's not guaranteed). That could very often mean no late work and no make up work. I don't think the system is preparing the special needs kids for the reality.
I'm just rambling because clearly we just had an IEP meeting, but of course I'm not going to say anything to remove the accommodations. It is obviously not my call to make.