504 vs. IEP
My 5 year old son has recently been diagnosed with SPD; he is just 3 months into the school system--Kindergarten. He currently has a 504. My question is, would an IEP be more beneficial?! I need to know the differences between a 504 vs. and IEP. I know that an IEP would classify him as Special Ed, but what else? What are the other values?!
Currently he is in a 1/2 day Kindergarten program--- 2 & 1/2 hours a day. Next year he will enter 1st grade which is 7 hours a day! This is a huge difference! Would an IEP at this point prove beneficial in preparing him for a full school day in the future?
Shouldn't his 504 offer him the same "in-class supports" as an IEP?
Shouldn't the 504 offer him the same "modifications" as an IEP?
What am I not understanding?!