ERIC Number: ED434434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
New IDEA '97 Requirements: Factors To Consider in Developing an IEP. ERIC Digest E578.
This Digest summarizes requirements for individualized education programs (IEPs) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended in 1997. In addition to specific information the IEP must contain, it notes that the amendments require IEP teams to consider the child's strengths, the parents' concerns, and the results of the initial or most recent evaluation. Other aspects of the IEP that the team is required to consider are the child's behavior (which may require a functional assessment and a behavioral plan), the child's language needs (especially if the child has limited English speaking ability), the child's need for instruction in Braille and the use of Braille, the child's communication needs and instructional objectives, and the child's need for assistive technology. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Behavior Problems, Braille, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Limited English Speaking, Parent Role, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Teamwork
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997