IEP

Ten Steps To Writing Effective IEP Goals – Dennise Goldberg

The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires that all Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) include: A statement of measurable annual goals, including academic and functional goals, designed to (a) meet the child’s needs that result from the child’s disability to enable

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The Value of Comparing Prior IEP Assessments

An assessment is vital to gathering information about your child to make decisions on how best to assist him or her on their areas of weakness. As a result, they are a crucial part of the IEP process. Some of

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Parent Counseling and Training in an IEP

As a parent of a child with an IEP the first few meetings I attended many years ago were quite confusing. Since I am not the type of person who likes to feel confused or unprepared, I made it my

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Inclusion, Mainstreaming & the Least Restrictive Environment

As an advocate for children with special needs, I spend a lot of time discussing the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). As a parent of a child with special needs, I spend a lot of time thinking about inclusion. My hope

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Dispute Resolution Methods including Due Process and Mediation

When a dispute arises between a parent and the school in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting there are a few methods that can be utilized to work out the disagreement.  Most School Districts will have at least one Informal

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