ERIC Number: ED222001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Performance Levels and Individual Needs.
New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.
The document discusses the development of individualized education programs (IEPs) for handicapped students based upon information which describes a child's level of educational achievement and learning rate, social development, physical development, and management needs in the classroom. An introductory section provides a rationale for developing IEPs based on the individual needs of each pupil. Contained in a second section is an expanded list of the type of information which may be included in each of the four criteria areas. Tables consist of one column which outlines the major performance areas (academic achievement/learning rate, social development, physical development, and management needs) and another column which provides examples of related skills and needs within the areas. The identification and classification of the handicapping condition is briefly considered in another section. A fourth section on annual IEP goals covers the selection of appropriate programs and services (including regular classroom programs, related services, resource room programs, and special classroom programs); and offers four case studies which illustrate a range of educational levels and needs. Each case offers student information and subsequent recommendations which should be considered as samples of the special education programs, services, and annual goals that would be included in Phase 1 (evaluation of the pupil and formulation of the IEP) of the IEP process. Cases include a learning disabled 14-year-old, a behavior disordered 13-year-old, a 17-year-old girl with multiple handicaps, and a retarded 8-year-old. Appended are definitions of handicapping conditions. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.