Individual Planning (EM)

In middle school, students often must attend a new school and separate from the friends they’ve been with in elementary school. In middle school, students must often work with a different teacher in every subject. Classes are harder, homework increases, and students must be able to handle many, varied assignments as well as long-range research projects. The hurdles will be higher if a student has trouble staying organized, managing time well, or retaining what is learned.

Some students may need informal individualized planning for instruction, intervention, or transition. Others will require formal individualized planning such as an individual education plan or individual reading assistance plan. For students with severe cognitive or physical disabilities, postsecondary transition planning with adult service providers should start as early as possible.