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

ISBN-10: 1412917867

ISBN-13: 9781412917865

Edition: 2007

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This resource shows teachers and administrators how to better understand the Individual Education Program (IEP), creative effective IEPs, as well as write and evaluate an IEP to benefit every student with a disability.
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 4/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Roger Pierangelo is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Literacy at Long Island University. He has been an administrator of special education programs and served for eighteen years as a permanent member of Committees on Special Education. Pierangelo earned his PhD from Yeshiva University and Diplomate Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology from the International College of Professional Psychology.

About the Authors
Foundational Issues in Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
Purpose of an IEP
13 Principles of IEP Collaboration
IEP Preparation
Preparation Before the IEP Meeting
Setting Up the IEP Meeting
Giving Notice of an IEP Meeting
When an IEP Meeting Must Be Convened
Helping Students Prepare
Characteristics of an Effective IEP Team Meeting
IEP Participants
IEP Team Members--Roles and Responsibilities
Excusal of Team Members
Questions and Answers About Other IEP Team-Related Topics
IEP Team Meetings
The Team Process
During the Meeting--Focused but Flexible
Guidelines for Running the IEP Meeting
Step-by-Step Development of the IEP
Formulate a Statement of the Student's Present Level of Academic Achievement of Functional Performance
Determine the Four Need Areas
Consideration of Special Factors
Determination of Measurable Annual Goals (Including Academic and Functional Goals)
Reporting Progress Toward the Annual Goals to Parents
Determine the Extent to Which the Student Will Not Be Able to Participate in General Education Programs (LRE Explanation)
Determine Placement Options
Determine Related Services
Determine Program Modifications, Accommodations, Supplementary Aids, and Services
Determine the Need for Assistive Technology Devices and Services
Determine the Supports for School Personnel on Behalf of the Student
Determine the Ability of a Student to Participate in State and District Assessments
Determine Extended School Year (ESY) Services
A Statement of Secondary Transition Service Needs and Needed Transition Services for Students
Develop a Statement of Transfer of Parental Rights to the Student Upon Reaching the Age of Majority
Annual Review and Revision of the IEP
Recommendations Upon Declassification
Appendix: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004--Section on IEPs (Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate)
References and Suggested Readings
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