ERIC Number: ED391336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
A Student's Guide to the IEP.
This guide and accompanying audiotape are intended to be used as part of a series of lessons to involve students in participating in the development of their own Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). The guide begins with answers to nine basic questions which address the IEP's purpose, the IEP meeting, and reasons for student participation. Next, suggestions for preparing for the IEP meeting are offered. These include reading their existing IEP; following an 11-step procedure to help identify individual strengths, needs, goals, and objectives; inviting the appropriate people; and practicing what to say. Suggestions are also offered for actual participation in the meeting and for following up after the meeting. A list of note-taking, test-taking, and additional accommodations during the IEP meeting is provided. The audiocasette presents students with disabilities, including learning disability, emotional disturbance, and traumatic brain injury, explaining their role in IEP development and how it enhanced their self-esteem and improved their relationships with teachers. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs, Meetings, Personal Autonomy, Secondary Education, Student Educational Objectives, Student Participation
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013 (booklet and audiocassette).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: For the technical assistance guide, see EC 304 584.