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IRIS Module- IEPs: Developing High-Quality Individualized Education Programs Objectives for this activity: Identify the purpose and components of a high-quality IEPUnderstand key procedural and substantive requirements of a high-quality IEPRecognize the most common procedural and substantive errors made by IEP teamsDescribe how a high-quality IEP is developed around the unique needs of each studentIdentify the elements of a high-quality PLAAFP statementExplain how to develop challenging, ambitious, and measurable goalsIdentify the elements that should be included in a statement of the individualizedservices and supports to be provided to a studentExplain the importance of documenting a student’s progress toward meeting his or her IEP goals and reporting that progress to parentsGuided Notes / Checklist for this activity ___1. Watch challenge video or read transcript ___2. Jot down an initial response to each of the following questions:What is an IEP?Individualized education programWhat is the IEP process?Seeing if a student shows a need for modifications/ accommodations through testing and going through the proper channels first. IE. Trying different tiers first and seeing if some simple changes will help. What is included in the IEP document?Any testing done, evaluations and observations of the student. The people who requested the testing and the people who were there during the making of the IEP.___3. Read Page 1: Overview of High-Quality IEPsList the criteria for receiving special education services: They must have one or more of a designated set of qualifying disabilities. For a list of these, review the box on the right.
The disability or disabilities in question must adversely affect their educational performanceWrite the definition of the key termsSpecial education: Individualized education for children and youth with exceptional learning needs, provided at no cost to the student’s parents, that meets the unique academic and/or functional needs of the student.Related service: Any of a number of services and supports designed to help students with disabilities to further benefit from special education; may include services from professionals including occupational therapists (OT), physical therapists (PT), and speech-language pathologists (SLP) from a wide range of disciplines typically outside of education.Individualized education program: A written plan, developed collaboratively by school personnel and a student’s parents, which outlines the student’s current level of development, her annual learning goals, accommodations, modifications, and related services, as well as a method for monitoring the student’s progress toward achieving her goals.___4. Read Page 2: Endrew F. & IEP StandardsDescribe the role of legislation and litigation.