ERIC Number: ED453619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar-6
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Developing and Implementing IDEA-IEPs: An Individualized Education Program (IEP) Handbook for Meeting Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Requirements.
This book considers issues relating to the development, revision, and evaluation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), including best practices that have been developed by states and school districts. It begins with an overview of the objective of education for all children regardless of disability, with appropriate goals and instruction to meet each child's unique needs. It then goes on to explain the IEP process and how an appropriate education is accomplished by making accommodations, providing supports, and developing strategies that will allow a child's needs to be met in a regular classroom environment. The chapter on determining needs examines the variety of disability-related services, including supplementary aids and services, family counseling, Braille instruction, and other services. Chapters 5 and 6 focus on determining present levels of educational performance and methods of attaining and measuring annual goals and short-term benchmarks. Every child who receives IEP services must have a defined program of special education and these are explained in chapter 7. It addresses service documentation, private school services, extended school year services, least restrictive environment requirements, and regular curriculum participation. The text concludes with a discussion of IEP evaluation and resources. (Contains 57 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Needs Assessment, Special Education, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Student Needs
Charles C Thomas Publisher, Ltd., 2600 South First St., Springfield, IL 62704 (paperback: ISBN-0-398-07123-3, $40.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-398-07122-5, $59.95). Tel: 800-258-8980 (Toll Free); Fax: 217-789-9130; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ccthomas.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997