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ERIC Number: EJ1083462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Back to the Basics: Practical Tips for IEP Writing
Patti, Angela L.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v51 n3 p151-156 Jan 2016
The individualized education program (IEP) is the foundation for the provision of special education services for a child with a disability. While special education teachers learn about IEP writing in their teacher preparation programs, it can still be difficult to translate this knowledge into practice. Therefore, when faced with the task of leading the IEP team in drafting portions of this critical document, many special education teachers feel underprepared and overwhelmed. This article provides five practical tips to facilitate the process of IEP writing. The tips are: (a) gather input, (b) tell the child's story, (c) incorporate data, (d) make it flow, and (e) utilize resources. By following these simple and practical suggestions, special education teachers can be well on their way to successful IEP writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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