Understanding, Developing, and Writing Effective IEPs: A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators
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Understanding, Developing, and Writing Effective IEPs: A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators

by Roger Pierangelo, George A. Giuliani
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412917867

ISBN-13: 9781412917865

Pub. Date: 04/06/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Written by legal and education experts and aligned with the reauthorization of IDEA 2004, this practical resource provides a step-by-step plan for creating, writing, and evaluating IEPs.  See more details below

Overview

Written by legal and education experts and aligned with the reauthorization of IDEA 2004, this practical resource provides a step-by-step plan for creating, writing, and evaluating IEPs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412917865
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/06/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
254,358
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     viii
About the Authors     xi
Introduction     1
Foundational Issues in Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)     3
Introduction     3
Purpose of an IEP     4
13 Principles of IEP Collaboration     6
IEP Preparation     13
Preparation Before the IEP Meeting     13
Setting Up the IEP Meeting     14
Giving Notice of an IEP Meeting     15
When an IEP Meeting Must Be Convened     16
Helping Students Prepare     17
Characteristics of an Effective IEP Team Meeting     18
IEP Participants     21
IEP Team Members-Roles and Responsibilities     21
Excusal of Team Members     31
Questions and Answers About Other IEP Team-Related Topics     32
IEP Team Meetings     35
The Team Process     35
During the Meeting-Focused but Flexible     36
Guidelines for Running the IEP Meeting     37
Step-by-Step Development of the IEP     41
Formulate a Statement of the Student's Present Level of Academic Achievement of Functional Performance     41
Determine the Four Need Areas     44
Consideration of Special Factors     49
Determination of Measurable Annual Goals (Including Academic and Functional Goals)     56
Reporting Progress Toward the Annual Goals to Parents     70
Determine the Extent to Which the Student Will Not Be Able to Participate in General Education Programs (LRE Explanation)     72
Determine Placement Options     75
Determine Related Services     80
Determine Program Modifications, Accommodations, Supplementary Aids, and Services     84
Determine the Need for Assistive Technology Devices and Services     106
Determine the Supports for School Personnel on Behalf of the Student     110
Determine the Ability of a Student to Participate in State and District Assessments     111
Determine Extended School Year (ESY) Services     113
A Statement of Secondary Transition Service Needs and Needed Transition Services for Students     119
Develop a Statement of Transfer of Parental Rights to the Student Upon Reaching the Age of Majority     128
Annual Review and Revision of the IEP     128
Recommendations Upon Declassification     132
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004-Section on IEPs (Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate)     135
Glossary      149
References and Suggested Readings     155
Index     157

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