Presentation on theme: "Individualized Education Program (IEP) By Karin Dyke February 17, 2010 For SPE 523."— Presentation transcript:
Individualized Education Program (IEP) By Karin Dyke February 17, 2010 For SPE 523
IEP Introduction Each public school child who receives special education and related services must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The IEP creates an opportunity for teachers, parents, school administrators, related services personnel, and students (when appropriate) to work together to improve educational results for children with disabilities.
Why students must have an IEP It’s the law: IEP’s are mandated under IDEA They are legal documents IEP’s assist everyone in specifying and understanding what are best practices in working with specific individuals with disabilities; they also hold participants accountable.
Different States, Different Mandates States and school systems have a great deal of flexibility about the information they require in an IEP. Some states and school systems have chosen to include in the IEP additional information to document their compliance with other state and federal requirements. Extra elements in IEPs may be included to document that the state or school district has met certain aspects of federal or state law
State of Ohio The state of Ohio has recently updated and revised its IEP forms Access the link below to see how the forms look and what educators must do to fill them out http://www.edresourcesohio.org/files/iep_a nnotations_1009.pdfhttp://www.edresourcesohio.org/files/iep_a nnotations_1009.pdf
Writing IEP’s The ancronym SMART tells educators the 5 components to consider when writing IEP’s. They are: S Specific M Measurable A Use Action Words R Realistic and relevant T Time-limited
Viewing an IEP December, 2009 Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction offered a new tool to educate teachers and parents about IEP’s It is located at http://www.schooltube.com/video/6d476df 2ef7d4abfa02f/An-IEP-Map-Navigating- Your-Way-through-the-Mazehttp://www.schooltube.com/video/6d476df 2ef7d4abfa02f/An-IEP-Map-Navigating- Your-Way-through-the-Maze Use this resource to assist you in writing your IEP paper due in class February 24