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Understanding, Developing, and Writing Effective IEPs : A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators



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Written by legal and education experts and aligned with the reauthorization of IDEA 2004, this practical resource provides a step-by-step plan for creating, writing, and evaluating IEPs.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
About the Authorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Foundational Issues in Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)p. 3
Introductionp. 3
Purpose of an IEPp. 4
13 Principles of IEP Collaborationp. 6
IEP Preparationp. 13
Preparation Before the IEP Meetingp. 13
Setting Up the IEP Meetingp. 14
Giving Notice of an IEP Meetingp. 15
When an IEP Meeting Must Be Convenedp. 16
Helping Students Preparep. 17
Characteristics of an Effective IEP Team Meetingp. 18
IEP Participantsp. 21
IEP Team Members-Roles and Responsibilitiesp. 21
Excusal of Team Membersp. 31
Questions and Answers About Other IEP Team-Related Topicsp. 32
IEP Team Meetingsp. 35
The Team Processp. 35
During the Meeting-Focused but Flexiblep. 36
Guidelines for Running the IEP Meetingp. 37
Step-by-Step Development of the IEPp. 41
Formulate a Statement of the Student's Present Level of Academic Achievement of Functional Performancep. 41
Determine the Four Need Areasp. 44
Consideration of Special Factorsp. 49
Determination of Measurable Annual Goals (Including Academic and Functional Goals)p. 56
Reporting Progress Toward the Annual Goals to Parentsp. 70
Determine the Extent to Which the Student Will Not Be Able to Participate in General Education Programs (LRE Explanation)p. 72
Determine Placement Optionsp. 75
Determine Related Servicesp. 80
Determine Program Modifications, Accommodations, Supplementary Aids, and Servicesp. 84
Determine the Need for Assistive Technology Devices and Servicesp. 106
Determine the Supports for School Personnel on Behalf of the Studentp. 110
Determine the Ability of a Student to Participate in State and District Assessmentsp. 111
Determine Extended School Year (ESY) Servicesp. 113
A Statement of Secondary Transition Service Needs and Needed Transition Services for Studentsp. 119
Develop a Statement of Transfer of Parental Rights to the Student Upon Reaching the Age of Majorityp. 128
Annual Review and Revision of the IEPp. 128
Recommendations Upon Declassificationp. 132
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004-Section on IEPs (Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate)p. 135
Glossaryp. 149
References and Suggested Readingsp. 155
Indexp. 157
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