ERIC Number: ED236859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
How to Streamline Your IEP: A Special Education Handbook on Computer-Assisted Individualized Education Programs.
Enell, Nancy C.
Intended for special education directors responsible for managing preparation of individualized education programs (IEPs), the booklet suggests ways to streamline the IEP process by using computers. An initial chapter suggests ways to reduce the IEP paperwork, such as preselecting goal areas and proposed objectives in advance of the IEP meeting. Advantages and disadvantages of using a computer are cited. The second chapter defines a computer system and outlines preparations for installing one. Chapter 3 focuses on selection criteria for computer programs, discusses cost factors, and suggests possibilities for modifying existing programs as well as developing new ones. Among equipment considerations noted in chapter 4 are lack of money, existence of a computerized management information system, and compatibility with other hardware. Operational suggestions in chapter 5 address issues of confidentiality and management reports. The final chapter presents questions to consider in streamlining the process. (CL)
Descriptors: Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Programs, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Microcomputers, Recordkeeping
Jan Juan Unified School District, Attention: Dr. Nancy C. Enell, Research and Evaluation Department, P.O. Box 477, Carmichael, CA 95608. ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: San Juan Unified School District, Carmichael, CA.
Note: For a related document, see EC 160 882. Cover title is Computer-Assisted IEPs.