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ERIC Number: ED448558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Pages: 111
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-58041-072-3
Developing Educationally Relevant IEPs: A Technical Assistance Document for Speech-Language Pathologists.
Brannen, Susan J.; Cooper, Eugene B.; Dellegrotto, John T.; Disney, Sarah T.; Eger, Diane L.; Ehren, Barbara J.; Ganley, Kimberly A.; Isakson, Carolyn W.; Montgomery, Judith K.; Ralabate, Patricia K.; Secord, Wayne A.; Whitmire, Kathleen A.
This document provides information, based on the final Part B regulations implementing statutory changes made by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997, which will assist speech-language pathologists in their role in developing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) as IEP team members and in implementing those portions of the IEP for which they are responsible. Included are issues regarding programmatic and systemic changes that must take place in order for successful partnerships to be established among speech-language pathologists, teachers, parents, audiologists, and other related service providers. Following an introduction, Section 2 provides some background information on IDEA and educationally-relevant IEPs. Section 3 discusses guidelines for developing educationally-relevant IEPs and addresses the following issues: (1) collaboration and teamwork; (2) the role of the speech-language pathologist; (3) essential components of the IEP; and (4) selected aspects of the educational process relevant for speech-language pathologists. Section 4 emphasizes the importance of regular education teacher involvement, staff development, collaboration skills, time, and support for school personnel in integrating IEPs with the general curriculum. Appendices provide a comprehensive guide to the requirements for IEPs based on the federal legislation and regulations and sample IEPs. (Contains 14 references.) (CR)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997