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ERIC Number: EJ796768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Involve Students in the IEP Process
Konrad, Moira
Intervention in School and Clinic, v43 n4 p236-239 2008
When students become involved in the process of developing their own Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), they have the opportunity to practice many of the essential self-determination skills they need in school and in life. Unfortunately, students are often excluded from this process, and their presence at an IEP meeting does not necessarily mean that they are actively participating. Students may be left out of the process because teachers are not familiar with the concept of self-determination or are unsure how to use the IEP process to support the development of self-determination skills. The IEP process typically has four stages: planning, drafting, meeting to revise and finalize the draft, and implementing the program. However, when involving students, an additional stage must be added at the beginning of the process to provide students with the necessary background knowledge and a rationale to facilitate their active and meaningful participation. This article describes 20 simple ways to involve students in the IEP process. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A