Ch 13: IEP Goals & Meeting Resources

About This Chapter

Teachers are often involved in creating Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students with special needs. This chapter contains lessons that address every aspect of IEP development, from preparing for IEP meetings to setting goals in various areas.

IEP Goals and Meeting Resources - Chapter Summary

It is important for the academic and personal growth of special needs students to create IEPs that accurately set realistic goals. It is also necessary to conduct a successful meeting that outlines IEP intentions and goals to students, parents, teachers and administrators. These lessons contain examples that will help to make it easier for you as an educator to create effective IEPs. Information covered in these lessons include:

  • Samples of writing and reading comprehension goals for IEPs
  • Goals that help special needs students build time management, organizational and planning skills
  • How to prepare for an IEP meeting
  • What happens during and after an IEP meeting
  • Ways that special needs students themselves can lead IEP meetings
  • Sample scenarios for self-advocacy goals in IEPs
  • Setting IEP goals for social skills and transitions

Each lesson has been prepared by special education professionals and use detailed examples, scenarios and templates to convey the information in an easy-to-follow and engaging manner. Self-assessment quizzes help you determine how much you understand about the material covered in the lessons and whether you will need further review of any subject.

How It Helps

  • Outlines IEP meeting procedures: Ensures that you oversee or participate in a successful IEP meeting.
  • Provides detailed examples and scenarios: Shows how goal-setting practices and techniques are applied by presenting realistic scenarios and examples to increase your understanding.
  • Covers term definitions: Helps you further understand IEP goals and development by providing detailed definitions of relevant terms.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Set academic goals for IEPs
  • Outline non-academic IEP goals
  • Prepare for and conduct an IEP meeting
  • Assist students in conducting a student-led IEP meeting
  • Create self-advocacy goals for your students' IEPs

21 Lessons in Chapter 13: IEP Goals & Meeting Resources
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Sample Writing Goals for IEPs

1. Sample Writing Goals for IEPs

This lesson will provide you with examples of writing goals for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The goals will be broken down into specific areas of writing.

Sample Reading Comprehension IEP Goals

2. Sample Reading Comprehension IEP Goals

This lesson will teach you how to write reading comprehension goals for individualized education programs (IEPs). The lesson includes several examples, a breakdown of required components, and a goal writing checklist.

Sample IEP Goals for Executive Functioning

3. Sample IEP Goals for Executive Functioning

This lesson will teach you how to write individualized education programs (IEPs) to develop students' executive functioning skills. IEP goals will address conditions, time frame, accuracy, and progress measurement.

Examples of Executive Functioning IEP Goals

4. Examples of Executive Functioning IEP Goals

Executive functioning skills include processes such as organization, planning, memory, and time management. This lesson will provide sample individualized education program (IEP) goals for each area.

Self-Advocacy IEP Goals

5. Self-Advocacy IEP Goals

This lesson will teach you how to write annual individualized education program (IEP) goals for student self-advocacy. Goals will address conditions, time frames, accuracy, and progress measurement.

Sample Social Skills IEP Goals

6. Sample Social Skills IEP Goals

Many Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) address students' social skills. This lesson gives you some ideas of what social skills goals might look like on an IEP.

Examples of IEP Transition Goals

7. Examples of IEP Transition Goals

As a special education teacher, one of your most important goals is helping your students get ready for the world beyond the educational system. This lesson offers you some examples of what a transition goal might look like for your students.

Preparing for an IEP Meeting

8. Preparing for an IEP Meeting

Preparing for a student's Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) meeting is a vital step in the IEP process. This lesson will show you steps to have a successful IEP meeting.

Student-Led IEP Meetings

9. Student-Led IEP Meetings

In this lesson, you'll learn how students can lead their Individualized Education Program meetings. This involves required annual meetings, review/revision meetings, re-evaluations, and initial placement meetings.

IEP Meeting Procedures

10. IEP Meeting Procedures

In this lesson, you'll learn what occurs prior to and during an IEP meeting. You'll also leave the lesson with an understanding of the IEP as a document and who makes up the IEP team.

IEP Meeting Agenda Template

11. IEP Meeting Agenda Template

An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is a legal document developed for each student identified as a student eligible for special education services. The IEP is created by an IEP team and reviewed annually at an IEP meeting. This lesson will provide an IEP agenda template for an effective IEP meeting.

IEP Transition Plan Template

12. IEP Transition Plan Template

Transitioning students out of the special education system can be rewarding but also challenging. This lesson provides a template for creating an IEP transition plan to help outline the steps in writing.

Transition Domains for Special Education

13. Transition Domains for Special Education

This lesson will help you create the transition planning part of your student's Individual Education Plan. You'll explore the components that are required in the transition plan, then you can test your knowledge of transition plans with a brief quiz.

Vocational IEP Goals

14. Vocational IEP Goals

Preparing students with disabilities for life after high school is an important goal that should be carefully discussed. This is best done by including vocational goals in the student's Individualized Education Plan.

Transition Portfolios for Students with Disabilities

15. Transition Portfolios for Students with Disabilities

At some point, every student with an IEP will leave the formal educational system. This lesson will help you understand how to ease their transition by creating a portfolio that shows who they are and what they need.

Social Emotional IEP Goals & Objectives for Autism

16. Social Emotional IEP Goals & Objectives for Autism

Individualized education programs are necessary to assure students can meet a selection of goals when a disability keeps them from meeting the standard grade requirements. This lesson provides a set of goals for students with autism.

Social Emotional IEP Goals for Middle School

17. Social Emotional IEP Goals for Middle School

Middle school is a hard time of life for any adolescent to navigate, especially those with disabilities. Having friends and feeling part of a group helps students be happier and more self-confident. Teachers and parents can help their students acquire appropriate social skills by including social and emotional goals in the IEP.

Social Emotional IEP Goals for High School

18. Social Emotional IEP Goals for High School

The social and emotional lives of our students are every bit as important as their academic accomplishments. This lesson offers examples of social and emotional IEP goals for high school students.

Social Emotional IEP Goals for Preschool

19. Social Emotional IEP Goals for Preschool

Children with disabilities often face challenges in school when it comes to playing with classmates, following directions, and managing their emotions. This lesson will focus on how teachers can help their preschoolers have a better experience in school by adding social and emotional goals to their IEPs.

IEP Goals for High School Math

20. IEP Goals for High School Math

No one can achieve a goal without direction! Establishing clear, logical objectives can help students achieve math IEP goals in high school; in this lesson, we'll review the process.

Stuttering IEP Goals & Classroom Accommodations

21. Stuttering IEP Goals & Classroom Accommodations

Many of us have worked with students who stutter, either in regular or special education contexts. This lesson discusses IEP goals and classroom accommodations you can use with students who stutter.

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