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Basics of the Individualized Instruction Plan (IEP) - Chapter Summary
This chapter provides an overview of the individualized instruction plan (IEP) in special education. Inside, you'll find short and informative lessons that outline the purpose, guidelines, components and applications of IEPs. You'll also see how IEPs can be amended and used in classroom settings. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Recognize the components of a legally-defensible IEP
- Explain key information related to educating students who have special needs
- Differentiate between inclusion and mainstreaming in special education
- Incorporate IEPs in the classroom
- Write measurable IEP goals, including those that involve assistive technology
- Outline IEP amendment procedures and guidelines
- Identify alternate achievement standards for special education students
- Develop IEP goals for students with physical or other health impairments
We've included short quizzes throughout the chapter to help you retain your knowledge. You can revisit the lessons and quizzes as many times as you need, and our instructors are available to answer your questions. The chapter is available on any Internet-connected device, which helps you study wherever and whenever it's convenient.
1. Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Function, Purpose & Guidelines
The Individualized Education Plan is a critical document for children who receive special education services. In this video, we will take a brief look at the development and function of this important document.
2. Components of a Legally-Defensible Individualized Education Program
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires that each Individualized Education Program contain certain elements. This lesson summarizes the essential components of a legally defensible IEP.
3. Educating Students with Special Needs
In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.
4. Mainstreaming vs. Inclusion in Special Education
This lesson defines mainstreaming and inclusion in a general education classroom. It discusses how each method is used and how it could be beneficial or a hindrance to a student with a disability.
5. Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom
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.
6. Measurable Goals in an IEP: Examples & Definition
Explore the world of the Individual Education Program, including the definition, the writing of measurable goals, and an example of an IEP goal. A definition of the plan and the individuals involved in its creation are discussed. Three areas of focus for drafting goals as well as the way in which goals are determined are areas of focus.
7. Writing Assistive Technology into IEP Goals
This lesson will help you write IEP goals for assistive technology needs for students who qualify under special education, related services, or supplementary aids and services. Read the rest of this lesson to learn how you can include assistive technology into IEPs.
8. IEP Goals for Students with Physical & Other Health Impairments
Students who have physical disabilities or other health problems that interfere with learning qualify for an IEP. This lesson describes IEP goals for students with physical or other health impairments.
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