Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) -
Your child has been evaluated and found eligible for special education. Now you will be attending your first Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting. This short presentation will help you prepare and build your confidence. It’s a step-by-process – you will learn more and more as you move through special education with your child.
It’s easy to find information about how an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting should run. But in practice, it doesn’t always go that smoothly.
In this webinar we welcome Amanda Morin, author of The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education. She’ll tell stories from the trenches, drawing on her personal experiences as a parent and advocate. She’ll also share practical ways to deflect, defuse and redirect conversations to help keep an IEP meeting on track.
Kansas Dept of Education - Special Education Resources Links
- IEP Eligibility Indicators
- Eligibility and Evaluation Checklist
- IEP Training/Coaching Resources
- Dyslexia Resources
What is an IEP?
An IEP is an Individualized Education Program for children who qualify for special education services by their local public school district. It is not an Individual Education Plan. Why isn’t it a Plan? As the old saying goes, “plans are made to be broken!” A program on the other hand must be followed!! Congress in their infinite wisdom got this one right. It is a legally binding document that must be followed to the letter of the law and tailored to meet your child’s unique needs. Click here for more info...
It's all about the goals, goals, goals....
Remember: needs drive goals and goals drive services. The school is only held responsible for the goals that are set and agreed upon in the IEP. If they are low or incorrect and the IEP is signed, the school is only responsible for those goals. Check out this great article by Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley Click here for more info...
FREE WEBINAR - Dyslexia and the IEP: How to make sure your IEP is in tip top shape
On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014, Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley and Tracy Block-Zaretsky presented Dyslexia and the IEP: How to make sure your IEP is in tip top shape, a webinar hosted by Learning Ally.
The webinar focused not only on getting the right goal for students’ needs and making sure that clear and appropriate measurable goals were included. You can watch the free webinar below
FREE WEBINAR: Connecting the Dots in Evaluations
This free on demand one-hour webinar is ideal for specialists who work with students with learning differences– and will also be of great interest to parents. In his live session on January 21, Dr. Michael Hart shared how and why psychoeducational evaluations should be a key cornerstone to creating a plan for remediation. Now you can enjoy the webinar on your own time. Insights and key take-aways from this informative session include:
- How language processing and cognitive processing testing are critical to effective planning.
- It’s not just about test scores. . . it’s about describing the child as a whole person.
- Descriptive evaluations allow us to ask clear, behaviorally-based questions about a child’s strengths and weaknesses.
- Examples of common questions around interpreting the test scores and common patterns.