As the inclusive classroom becomes the placement of choice for many students with disabilities, the implementation of a student's individualized education plan (IEP) is no longer the sole responsibility of a special education teacher. Together the general education teacher and the special education teacher work to ensure each student’s progress toward meeting carefully crafted goals.
Success with IEPs provides teachers with practical, research-based advice and solutions to five of the most common challenges posed by IEPs:
- Understanding the full scope of the teacher's role
- Doing the critical prep work for IEP meetings
- Offering modifications and accommodations
- Contributing to the IEP team
- Monitoring student progress
Author and educator Vicki Caruana explores principles that debunk some common misconceptions about how to work with students with disabilities. She offers insights, tips, and strategies that will help teachers fine-tune their practice to better meet each child's unique needs. For teachers uncertain of their ability to meet the needs of students with IEPs, this manageable guide is a great place to start.
|Publisher:||Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)|
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction 1. Realize the Full Scope of the Your Role in the IEP Process 2. Tackle All the Necessary Homework for the IEP Meeting 3. Gain a Solid Understanding of What Modification and Accommodation Mean for an IEP 4. Embrace Teamwork 5. Stay on Top of Student Progress Conclusion Encore References About the Author Related ASCD Resources
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book changed the way I will implement IEPs! This book is perfect for the busy teacher as it is under 50 pages. In those pages Dr. Vicki Caruana addresses the 5 most common challenges to implementing IEPs in the classroom. Thought the book there are helpful links, charts, activities, and advice. This book was both easy to understand if you are a novice with IEPs and also well detailed to be beneficial to seasoned teachers. Let's face it, all teachers can always improve; so let this book help you be a better teacher for your students with IEPs and a better colleague to those on the IEP team with you.
Success with IEPS: Solving Five Common Implementation Challenges in the Classroom is a quick read full of extensive details. This book is appropriate for teachers, parents, students, and pre-service teachers. By exploring the common mistakes and challenges that arise while writing an effective IEP, Vicki Caruana gives readers an upfront and personal way to solve and overcome these mistakes and challenges. I learned an extensive amount of information and tips and gained an immense amount of resources. The information given in this book is the same amount of information learned in a 16 week course exploring the use and implementation of IEPs.