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The IEP (Individualized Educational Plan)

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Unformatted text preview: IEP 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 • 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 – – – – Classification Parental involvement Teacher involvement 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 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 *Reviewed yearly. *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 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 www.worldofteaching.com http://www.worldofteaching.com is home to over a thousand powerpoints submitted by teachers. This is a completely free site and requires no registration. Please visit and I hope it will help in your teaching. ...
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