Slide 1: Individual Education
Plan (IEP) Heidi Schlig
Fall 2010 I Slide 2: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a United States Federal Law that governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to children with disabilities.
Provides parents with Steps to Protect a Child’s Right to Special Education: Procedural Safeguards
It addresses the educational needs of children with disabilities from birth to age 21 in cases that involve 13 specified categories of disability. The Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act-IDEA Slide 3: Prior to referral to special education, a team of educators meets to consider the questions that prompted the referral.
Are there steps or strategies that can be pursued to support the student? This is often referred to as the early intervention process or early intervening services.
The team asks: Is the problem a result of inadequate or inappropriate instruction?
Parent must give permission in writing for an initial evaluation and for any tests that are not completed as part of a reevaluation Referral Process Slide 4: A team of qualified professionals (special education teacher, psychologist, administrator, general ed teacher, counselor etc.) and parent will review the results and determine if the child is eligible for special education services. Slide 5: If the child is not eligible, the parent will be appropriately notified and the process stops. However, parents have the right to disagree with the results of the evaluation or the eligibility decision.
If the parent disagrees with the results, they have a right to an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE). This is someone who does not work for the school district. The school district must pay for this or show up at an impartial due-process hearing. Eligibility Slide 6: If the parent and the school district agree that the child is eligible for services, the parent and the school staff will plan the child's IEP.
Placement then is put in place for the child. Must be in the least restrictive environment to the child's needs. He or she will be placed in the regular classroom to receive services unless the IEP team determines that even with special aid the student cannot be successful there. Eligibility Slide 7: Disability: A student is potentially eligible for Special Education
Services if they present symptoms or behaviors in 1 or more of the
13 areas of disability. Qualifications for
Special Education Slide 8: IEP PROCESS Slide 9: The IEP is a written plan that describes in detail the child’s special education and related services the district will provide to meet the student’s individualized needs.
The IEP is a legal document.
The IEP is developed by the PPT.
The IEP is reviewed at least annually.
The parents have a right to receive a copy of the IEP within five school days after the PPT is held. What is an IEP? Slide 10: The IEP lists any special services the child needs including goals the child is expected to achieve in one year, and objectives or benchmarks to note progress. The team then determines what services are in the IEP, as well as the location where those services and modifications take place.
The IEP team meets at least once a year (annual review) to discuss progress and write any new goals or services to the IEP. What does an IEP consist of? Slide 11: Children and adolescents with learning disabilities have a right to an IEP if requested by a treating physician or therapist within 50 calendar days. Failure to do is against the Federal Law and should be filed with the Office of Civil Rights.
A reevaluation occurs every 3 years to evaluate if the student should continue to receive services. What does an IEP consist of? Slide 12: Accommodations and Modifications
Accommodations – changes the “how” of what is taught. A change is made to the teaching or testing procedures to provide a student with access to information and to create an equal opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and skill. Does not change the instructional level, content or criteria for meeting a standard.
Changes the “what” we teach.
A modification is a change in what a student is expected to learn and/or demonstrate.
While a student may be working on modified course content, the subject area remains the same as the rest of the class. IEP Components Slide 13: Individuals with Disabilities Act is the United States federal law that governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to children with disabilities. The IDEA addresses the educational needs of children with disabilities from birth to age 21.
IDEA gives children certain rights before they are disciplined for their behavior that is caused by, or is a direct result of their disability.
Attend private school, at public expense, if the students education needs cannot be met through the public school’s special education program. Student Rights in
Special Education Slide 14: Under the IDEA and Section 504
students with disabilities
are entitled to: Slide 15: THE END Have a great day!