Guide to Writing Quality Individualized Education Programs, 4th edition

  • Gordan Gibb
  • Tina Taylor

IEPs: Guide to Writing Individualized Education Programs

ISBN-13:  9780135915783

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IEPs: Guide to Writing Individualized Education Programs includes step-by-step instructions backed by examples, practice, and feedback to help users gain the critical skills and knowledge they need to write effective IEPs that meet the legal requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004. This essential resource begins with an easy-to-understand summary of IDEA. The IEP process is then broken down into seven manageable steps with explanations and opportunities for modeling and practice. Feedback for mastering each step of the process and a brief procedural summary is provided at the end of each step.

The 4th Edition aligns with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act and features new cases and sample IEPs for four students with varying circumstances; further modeling and guidance for writing present levels of academic achievement and functional performance (PLAAFP) statements; more information on measuring progress; additional detail about least restrictive environment; the impact of the Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Supreme Court decision; and an improved and expanded chapter on transition planning.

Table of contents

Introduction: Special Education and the Individualized Education Program

Meet Our Students

STEP 1. Describe the Student's Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance

STEP 2. Write Measurable Annual Goals

STEP 3. Measure and Report Student Progress

STEP 4. State the Services Needed to Achieve Annual Goals

STEP 5. Explain the Extent, if Any, to Which the Student Will Not Participate with Nondisabled Students in the Regular Class and in Extracurricular and Other Nonacademic Activities

STEP 6. Explain Accommodations Necessary to Measure Academic Achievement and Functional Performance on State- and District-Wide Assessments

STEP 7. Complete a Transition Plan for Students Aged 16 and Older

Appendix: Answers to Exercises

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Published by Pearson (October 21st 2020) - Copyright © 2022