ERIC Number: ED392232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Individualized Program Plans. Programming for Students with Special Needs, Book 3.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Educational Services Branch.
This volume is the third in a series (developed in response to a needs assessment survey of special educators in Alberta, Canada) providing practical suggestions about instructional strategies, classroom management, preparing individual program plans, and understanding special needs. This volume presents a process for development of Individualized Program Plans (IPPs) and offers strategies for involving parents. It provides information on writing long-term goals and short-term objectives and illustrates these with case studies and samples of completed IPPs. The book also addresses transition planning and includes a variety of forms and checklists. Section 1 considers how the school and parents determine when the modifications of the regular program required by a student with special needs are extensive enough to require an IPP. Section 2 lists the essential information required by Alberta Education in an IPP, such as the assessed level of educational performance, strengths and areas of need, and long-term goals and short-term objectives. Section 3 explains the five-step IPP process, including: (1) gathering information; (2) setting the direction; (3) developing the IPP; (4) implementing the IPP; and (5) reviewing the IPP. Section 4 presents examples of completed IPPs and Section 5 provides blank IPP forms. (Contains 13 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Programs, Long Range Planning, Parent Participation, Records (Forms), State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Transitional Programs
Special Education Branch, 10th Floor, East Devonian Bldg., 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta 5TK 0L2, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Counselors
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Educational Services Branch.
Note: For other documents in this series, see EC 304 661-664.