A Roadmap
Equitable and Inclusive IEPs for Students with Complex Support Needs
Special Education

Students who have the most significant support needs are at high risk for exclusion from general education. Unlock access to inclusive education for these learners with this forward-thinking book, a step-by-step guide to person-centered, strengths-based, and meaningful IEPs for K–12 students with complex support needs.

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2023 232
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Students who have the most significant support needs are at high risk for exclusion from general education. Unlock access to inclusive education for these learners with this forward-thinking book, a step-by-step guide to person-centered, strengths-based, and meaningful IEPs for K–12 students with complex support needs.

This practical text shows pre- and inservice educators how to work together thoughtfully and ethically to develop complex IEPs—documents that include many academic, functional, and social-emotional goals; require assistive technology and communication supports; and involve services from a range of providers. Through chapters that clearly correspond to the sections of the IEP document, educators will master every step of creating a complex IEP, from planning to progress monitoring. Tips and strategies, vignettes and examples, and answers to critical questions help guide educators through the whole process, and the accompanying downloads can be used by IEP teams again and again.  

A roadmap to more equitable and inclusive education for students with complex support needs, this essential IEP guidebook will help make the academic and social benefits of general education classes accessible to every learner.

DISCOVER HOW TO:

  • Assemble an effective IEP team that includes families, outside service providers, and students
  • Gather information from the team and use it to make data-based educational decisions
  • Collaborate with families during the IEP development process and beyond
  • Describe a student’s Present Levels of Functional and Academic Performance (PLAAFP) in a comprehensive, strengths-based way
  • Plan for alternate assessment and other special factors relevant to student learning
  • Determine curriculum areas and individual skills for IEP goals
  • Choose supplementary aids and services and write them into the IEP
  • Determine the least restrictive educational placement based on student needs
  • Run a positive and productive IEP meeting
  • Implement the IEP with fidelity and monitor student progress toward goals

PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Organize the IEP process with 15 downloads, including forms and worksheets for teachers, surveys and communication tools to use with families, and a slide deck for planning the IEP meeting. Chapters begin and end with helpful activities that guide teachers to think carefully about each IEP topic and take effective action.  

About the Downloads

About the Authors

About the Contributors

Acknowledgments

Preface

 

SECTION I: Before the Meeting

Chapter 1 - Getting the Team Together

Appendix: Planning Worksheet—IEP Team Members

Chapter 2 - Organizing IEP Preparation and Communication

Appendix: IEP Team Data Collection Plan

Chapter 3 - Fostering Collaborative and Trusting Relationships with Families and

Students

Appendix: Resources for Communicating with Families

Chapter 4 - Discussing Data and Making Decisions

Appendix: Skill Data Collection Plan

 

SECTION II: Developing the IEP

Chapter 5 - Describing Present Levels of Functional and Academic Performance

Chapter 6 - Planning for Special Factors, Extended School Year, and Alternate

Assessment

Appendix: Summer Activities Planning Tool

Chapter 7 - Determining What Gets Taught: Curriculum and Goals

Appendix: Resources for Determining What Gets Taught

Chapter 8 - Identifying Supplementary Aids and Services

Appendix: Ecological Assessment With Supplementary Aids and Services

Chapter 9 - Determining the Least Restrictive Environment

Appendix: LRE Decision Flowchart

 

SECTION III: At the Meeting and Afterward

Chapter 10 - Setting an Agenda and Setting the Tone: Communication During the IEP

Meeting

Chapter 11 - After the Meeting: Implementing the IEP

Appendix: Resources for Implementing the IEP

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  • Extensive teacher resources and planning documents, including resources for communicating with families, are available in chapter appendices and as downloads.
  • Each chapter begins and ends with commitment activities to guide teachers to think about and act on the topic in relation to students with whom they work.