ERIC Number: ED443254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Making the IEP Process Work for Students with Brain Injuries.
Todis, Bonnie; Sohlberg, McKay Moore; Glang, Ann
This manual is designed to be used for any kind of student-centered planning for secondary students with brain injuries, including the Individualized Education Program (IEP) required for every student who is found eligible for special education. The manual provides questionnaires, observation forms, and procedures to help the education team gather information and prepare the student to be an active participant. Strategies are given for conducting focused, efficient, and effective meetings that identify student goals, prioritize student needs, and involve the educational team in an action plan. The complex needs of students with brain injuries are the focus of this manual, but the process can be used for problem solving and program planning for any student with disabilities. The first part of the manual describes steps for gathering information, including: (1) distribute information forms to teachers; (2) send parent information form home; (3) collect forms; (4) interview student; (5) get information if needed; (6) observe if possible; and (7) put it all together. The second part of the manual provides steps for running IEP meetings and developing an action plan. Relevant forms and handouts are also provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Planning, Head Injuries, Individualized Education Programs, Meetings, Neurological Impairments, Parent Teacher Conferences, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Oregon State Coll., Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.; Oregon Research Inst., Eugene.