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					  Individual Educational Plans
       IN A NUTSHELL
(the condensed, non-compliance version with
           Service Plans included)
But it didn’t fit
    IEPS IN A NUTSHELL
• Each child’s IEP describes the educational
  program that has been designed to meet
  that child’s unique needs. The IEP does
  not address goals or services provided to
  all students.

• There are certain types of information
  required to be included in a student’s
  Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
    Prior notice to Participants of
     Meeting to Develop the IEP

•   Parents
•   ESE Teacher
•   General Education Teacher
•   Evaluation Specialist
•   LEA Representative
•   Other Teachers and Therapists
   Desired School or Post-
     School Outcomes
• Long-range planning for students 14
  and over, or 8th grade and up

• The student desires to ………
          General Factors

• Strengths
• Results of recent evaluations
• Parental concerns
• Health Needs
  Special Factors to consider

• Behavior supports
• Communication and Language needs
• Assistive technology
• Specially designed physical education
• Braille
• ESY
• Special Transportation
     Targeted goal areas (Domains)
•   Curriculum & Learning
•   Social & Emotional Behavior
•   Independent Functioning
•   Health Needs
•   Communication
Present levels of functioning
       for goal area.

• Student is able to ……………
• Includes how the child’s disability
  affects his or her involvement and
  progress in the general curriculum,
  including FCAT performance
• Priority educational need
       Measureable annual goals

• Including short term objectives or benchmarks
• Periodic measurement of progress toward
  goals is reported to parents at least every nine
  weeks
• How and what is measured, how often
     Special education and
       related services
• Services: Initiation/Duration Dates and
  Frequency/Location
• Classroom and Testing Accommodations
• Modifications
• Supplementary aids and services
• Supports for school personnel
• Participation in state and district-wide
  tests – FCAT or FAA
     LRE – Least Restrictive
          Environment
• Participation with nondisabled
  children
      Transition service needs
• Statement of course of study needed
  to reach post-school goals – starting
  at age 14
• Statement of measureable post-high school
  goals and needed transition services - to help
  the child prepare for leaving school. – starting
  at age 16
• Transfer of Rights at age of majority
  – at least one year before age 18
    Prior Notice of Change
• Addition or dismissal from programs
• Increase or reduction in services
Great
 oaks
 from
 little
 acorns
 grow
….Or is it
  “great
  aches
from little
  corns
  grow”?
Happy summer!

				
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