I am trying to understand what the school is really doing or proposing they do to help my difficult child with behavioral issues at school. He has an IEP and qualifies under Health Impaired because of his ADHD/ODD diagnosis. We just had an IEP meeting and he is down to only having one goal related to behavior. The goal is basically that he will participate in group activities in a less structured environment (lunch, recess, line, etc.) without student/teacher incident reports from 4 concerns/incidents in 6 months to 1 concern or less in 6 months. So I have been reading up on SDI - and found this: "Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for children with disabilities is a requirement under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the federal law governing special education programs. SDI refers to the teaching strategies and methods used by teachers to instruct students with learning disabilities and other types of learning disorders. To develop appropriate specially designed instruction for each learning disabled student, educators and parents work together to analyze student work, evaluation information, and any other available data to determine the student's strengths and weaknesses. Based on that student's unique learning needs, strategies are developed. Teachers continue to measure students' progress and make changes in instruction as needed." What I really want to know is - what is being done to teach my child how to handle conflict so that he can meet the above goal? There is nothing as far as a social curriculum being taught to help him in this area. He does not go to the resource room for anything. The sped teacher comes to the class 4x/week for 10 mins to help him with organization and making sure he has his homework, etc. There are no longer any organizational goals in his IEP. He works with the Occupational Therapist (OT) for 15 mins once per month for handwriting and has one handwriting goal. Is the SDI supposed to be special instruction (as in lessons being taught) or just "strategies" as referenced above? Strategies like giving him time to cool off before questioning him, etc. I'm confused as to what the school is supposed to do/teach to help with this.