IEP Interpretation/Translation

  • In recognition of the need for meaningful participation for non- or limited-English-speaking parent(s)/guardian(s) at IEP team meetings, the Division of Special Education has designed training for bilingual school site staff designated by the site administrator to provide oral interpretation at IEP team meetings. In addition, Special Education Service Center-Operations provides written translation of IEP documents into their primary language for parent review. Our goal is to ensure that parents/guardians have access to timely and accurate translation services.

    Parents may make a request to the IEP case manger or IEP administrator/designee for translation of the IEP documents and/or oral interpretation of the IEP team meeting into their primary language.

    Translation services provide translation into the following languages:

    • Armenian     
    • Chinese
    • Farsi
    • Filipino
    • Korean
    • Russian
    • Spanish

    Other languages may be available as needed and available.

    Resources
     

     

    REF 6349.2                
    "REQUEST FOR WRITTEN TRANSLATION OF INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP) AND RELATED DOCUMENTS"
     The purpose of this Reference Guide is to inform school sites and District offices of the process to
    follow to submit a request for a written translation of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) document and/or related documents. Information regarding the translation of Section 504 Plans is also provided.
     

    REF-1596.12 

    "ORAL INTERPRETATION AT AN INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP) MEETING"

    The purpose of this Reference Guide is to inform school administrators of the due date and procedures for completing and submitting the school roster of staff eligible to provide oral interpretation in the home language of the parent when requested at IEP team meetings. Included are procedures, forms, and resources to assist schools in providing oral interpretation at IEP team meetings when requested by a parent.

    REF-1233.0

    "ENGLISH/SPANISH GLOSSARY OF SPECIAL EDUCATION TERMS FOR SCHOOL USE"
    The purpose of this Reference Guide is to provide schools with a copy of the District’s “English/Spanish Glossary of LAUSD Terminology” which includes special education terms and phrases for schools to use in oral or written translation for Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, IEP documents and other communication with parents where?translation from English to Spanish is necessary. In addition, a web address is provided so that this valuable glossary can be downloaded at no cost from the internet.