Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom

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  • 0:21 Assessing Current…
  • 0:47 Personalized Education…
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  • 1:39 Who Needs an IEP?
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Instructor: Valerie Houghton, Ph.D.

Valerie holds a Ph.D. in Health Psychology.

In this lesson, we will explore what an Individual Education Program (IEP) is and the three key components of an IEP. We will also discuss who needs an IEP and who does not.

Individual Education Plan in the Classroom

Wouldn't it be nice if children came with an instructional booklet? The booklet could spell out what the child's strengths and weakness are. Well, in the classroom, a special-needs student has an Individual Education Program, which is like a student's personalized instructional booklet for the teacher.

Assessing Current Academic Performance

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) has many functions; however, there are three key components that all IEPs have. The first component of the IEP is to expressly state the student's present level of academic performance. For example, Tracy is a non-reader who knows no sound-symbol relationships. In print, she recognizes her name and the words 'McDonalds' and 'Toys R Us.'

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