Ch 10: IEPs, IFSPs & Transition Plans

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IEPs, IFSPs & Transition Plans - Chapter Summary

Our team of expert instructors created this chapter on IFSPs, IEPs and transition plans to make it simple for you to review these topics. The definition of special education, its different types and its philosophy are all covered here. After this chapter is completed, you should be able to achieve the following goals:

  • Differentiate between inclusion and mainstreaming in special education
  • Understand the function of 'Every Student Succeeds'
  • Outline the purpose and guidelines of an individualized education plan (IEP)
  • Discuss the components of a legally-defensible individually education program
  • Explain how parental input can be incorporated into an individualized education program
  • Identify the purpose and goals of an individualized family service plan (IFSP)
  • Provide an explanation of special education and transition planning
  • Describe special education transition plans from middle school to high school

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9 Lessons in Chapter 10: IEPs, IFSPs & Transition Plans
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Special Education: Definition, Types & Philosophy

1. Special Education: Definition, Types & Philosophy

Learn what special education is and the different types. Find out about the philosophy behind special education. Read the lesson and then take a brief quiz to test your knowledge.

Mainstreaming vs. Inclusion in Special Education

2. 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.

Every Student Succeeds & Special Education

3. Every Student Succeeds & Special Education

In this lesson, we will learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that was signed into law in December 2015 and examine its implications for special education.

Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Function, Purpose & Guidelines

4. 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.

Components of a Legally-Defensible Individualized Education Program

5. 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.

Incorporating Parental Input in Individualized Education Programs

6. Incorporating Parental Input in Individualized Education Programs

When developing a students' Individual Education Program, or IEP, educators must consider parental feedback. This lesson describes methods of involving parents in the IEP process and gives examples of ways teachers can foster parental involvement.

Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP): Purpose & Goals

7. Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP): Purpose & Goals

Federal laws ensure all children receive a free, equitable education. These laws begin protecting children with special needs at a young age. This lesson describes the Individualized Family Service Plan and the services it offers.

Transition Planning & Special Education

8. Transition Planning & Special Education

In this lesson, we'll cover the basics of transition planning for special education students, including what teachers need to do to make sure their students are ready to enter the adult world.

Special Education Transition Plans from Middle School to High School

9. Special Education Transition Plans from Middle School to High School

This lesson will help you plan the transition from middle school to high school for your students with special needs. You'll explore the components that are required in the transition plan, then you can test your knowledge of transition with a short quiz.

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