Ch 15: Utilizing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

About This Chapter

Understanding Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) is an important aspect of being a special education teacher, and you can use this chapter to review this topic. These lessons can be used as reference materials for special education teachers or study aids for those preparing for licensing exams.

Utilizing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you will study lessons focusing on the function of IEPs and components of the IEP process. You will gain an understanding of how IEPs are created and how special education teachers use them in the classroom.

You will also review who makes up an IEP team and ways in which parents can become involved in this process. Once you have completed this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss the function and development of IEPs
  • Explain terms used in an IEP and describe how to read this document
  • List the components of an IEP and discuss how this document is used in the classroom
  • Describe the components of legally-defensible Individualized Education Programs
  • Name the key players involved in the development of an IEP
  • Detail the IEP process, such as assessments and performance-based testing
  • Use strategies to get parents involved in the creation of an IEP

Each lesson takes only minutes to review and can be accessed 24/7 from any device, making it easy to create a flexible study schedule. Instructors are experts in the field and can be reached with any questions with a online contact form. Self-assessment quizzes help you determine how much you have learned and what topics, if any, you might need to further review.

6 Lessons in Chapter 15: Utilizing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
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Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Function, Purpose & Guidelines

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.

How to Read an IEP

2. How to Read an IEP

In this lesson, we'll define and explain what an IEP is before discussing different terms found in an IEP and explaining how to help parents and guardians understand what's listed.

Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom

3. 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.

Components of a Legally-Defensible Individualized Education Program

4. 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.

What is an IEP Team?

5. What is an IEP Team?

This lesson is designed to define and discuss what an IEP team is and why it's important. We'll identify the key players that are a part of an IEP team and list their responsibilities.

Encouraging Family Involvement in the IEP Process

6. Encouraging Family Involvement in the IEP Process

Going through the IEP process can sometimes be challenging and overwhelming for everyone involved. This lesson focuses on the role of parents as well as providing tips for encouraging their involvement throughout the IEP process.

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