Before we explore strategies to improve the IEP (Individual Education Program) planning process, let’s start with a review of the purpose of the 2004’s "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" (IDEA).
The law ensures that students with disabilities have access to “free appropriate public education.” IDEA emphasizes special education and preparing students for further education, employment, and independent living.
IDEA directs IEP teams to develop an IEP that ensures each student is prepared for the future. But do you know what the future holds for your child?
It’s been said that the only way to predict the future is to create it. These following strategies attempt to do that. They have already produced positive outcomes for students and helped IEP teams work toward a common goal.
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School doesn’t start or end when the bell rings. The student experience should include access to and participation in school-sponsored or related activities. This includes extracurricular and co-curricular activities.
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Critical thinking and problem-solving skills go beyond academics. Everyday life provides opportunities to apply these skills. During my son’s educational career, a lack of critical thinking and problem-solving skills was often noted in his Individualized Education Plan paperwork. While he may struggle with these skills academically, he solves problems all the time in his daily life.