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Individualized Education Plan in relationship to IDEA Completed by Team A Kathy Capen, Maria Delvecchio, Denise Mitchell, and Renee Bottersbusch amended by Congress in 2004 (P.L. 108446) What is an IEP?
What is an IEP?
*The IEP is a document developed by a team of person’s from the child’s attending school system who have a direct relationship to helping the student with special needs to be able to reach his full potential.
*It is used to better understand how and what a child needs to succeed in his education.
*It is there to serve as a road map to address the child’s goals. progress, and services. *It is a legal document that is required for each student in the Exceptional Children’s Program. IEP Amended 2004
IEP Amended 2004 Special Education law mandated changes
• Must include information about students functional ability to perform & academic levels
• Must include measurable yearly goals that are academic and functional
(Wright and Wright, 1998)
• Parents to be provided Wright and Wright, 1998)
( Members of the IEP team
Members of the IEP team
Each meeting should include, but is not limited to, the following participants:
• A local representative from the school agency
• The child's teacher.
• One or both of the child's parents or responsible party • The child, where appropriate.
• Other individuals at the discretion of the parent or (Messina and Messina, 2006)
(U.S. Department of Education, 2006) Related Services
• Related Services shall be provided on an individualized basis.
• Does the child need behavior services?
• Occupational therapy, etc…
(Messina and Messina, 2006) What kind of services
will help me? Types of Related Services
Types of Related Services • Transportation • Speechlanguage pathology • Audiologist services • Interpreting services
• Psychological services • Physical therapy
• Occupational therapy • Recreation, including therapeutic recreation
• Social work services • School nurse services • Counseling services, including (Messina and Messina, 2006) Considerations in Developing the Considerations in Developing the IEP • Assessment of Students needs (identify strengths and weaknesses)
• Details of disability that are being addressed
• Individualization of IEP
Collaboration of what (Wright and Wright, 1998) IEP in the Classroom
IEP in the Classroom
To include accommodations To include modifications on class work To use a different assessment tool if needed to measure child’s academic abilities Teacher shall be an active part of the child’s planning and must use modifications (Wright and Wright, 1998) Placement Decisions
The law Section 1414(e). Parent’s are to be included as a member of the IEP
Placement decisions can not be reached without IEP team agreement *Necessary to have: parent and team consensus about aspects relative to child’s needs and placement (Wright and Wright, 1998) Reviewing and Revising IEP
Reviewing and Revising IEP
*Reassess annual goals. *Revise the IEP to address:
any lack of expected progress
results of any reevaluation
information provided by the parents
∙ anticipated needs (Section 1414(d)(4)(A))
(Wright and Wright, 1998)) Reviewing and Revising IEP Cont.
Reviewing and Revising IEP Cont.
Amending the IEP The parent and school agree to amend or modify the IEP, they may revise the IEP by agreement without convening an IEP meeting. Create meeting document describing changes or modifications in the IEP of the parties
include signature of person’s agreement
document IEP meeting was not held (Section 1414(d)(3)(D)) (Wright and Wright, 1998) References
Messina, J. J. & Messina, C.(2006). Exceptional Education: Getting Parents Involved, The federal laws governing education for exceptional students Retrieved on June 8, 2006 from http://www.coping.org/specialed/laws.htm#(I.E.P.)
(2002). National Information Center for Children and Youth with disabilities Retrieved June 9, 2006, from Addendum Text on the Regulations for Module 7. Web site: http://www.nichcy.org/trainpkg/traintxt/7addonly.htm
U.S. Department of Education (n.d.) Legislation: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Retreived on Iune 8, 2006 from http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgibin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=108_cong_public_ laws&docid=f:publ446.108
Wright, P. D., & Wright, P. D. (19982006). Road Map to IDEA 2004: What You Need to Know about IEPs, IEP Teams, IEP Meetings. In P. Wright & P. Wright (Eds.), Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004) Retrieved on 6/4/2006 from www.wrightslaw.com/idea/art/iep.roadmap.htm This powerpoint was kindly donated to
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