IFSP vs. IEP: Similarities & Differences


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Which plan is based on educational goals?

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1. A significant difference between an IEP and an IFSP is:

2. Jake is a sixteen year old male who struggles in physical education courses because of his muscular dystrophy, but otherwise, he is mentally on par with his peers. What kind of plan would Jake likely have in place?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of IFSPs and IEPs. You should know what an IEP stands for and be able to identify the plan that has family goals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be assessed on the following:

  • When a child can first receive an IFSP
  • Based on family goals
  • Meaning of IFSP
  • Plan that is based on educational type goals
  • What IEP stands for

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on IFSPs and IEPs
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the type of plan that includes family goals
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when a child can first receive an IFSP

Additional Learning

If you would like to find out more about childhood interventions, you can take a look at the accompanying lesson called, IFSP vs. IEP: Similarities & Differences. After the lesson, you will:

  • Recall an example of when an IFSP would be used and recommended
  • Reveal why IEP would be used for a child
  • Identify the similarities between IEPs and IFSPs such as how they both help children reach goals
  • Explore who typically provides the services on an IFSP and IEP
  • Review when an IFSP and IEP are renewed