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Individualized Education Plans

Some students require support in learning differently, such as those who are blind or have hearing difficulties. Schools are responsible for ensuring these individuals can fully participate in their classes and access the same opportunities and information as their peers.

These students often qualify for individualized education plans (IEPs), which are tailored to their specific needs. These plans aim to address their challenges and promote their educational success and future prospects. IEPs have three main components:

Skills and Performance

The initial section of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) should address the student’s present educational progress and skill level. It encompasses evaluations of the student’s speech, emotional behaviors, physical capabilities, and cognitive abilities. This part of the IEP also incorporates teacher observations and academic grades.

Short-Term and Long-Term Goals

A comprehensive Individualized Education Program (IEP) should encompass both short-term and long-term goals. It should outline specific educational objectives tailored to the student’s needs. Additionally, it should address crucial aspects such as socialization and physical education requirements. At a minimum, the IEP should specify annual and short-term goals.

Placement Information

Ultimately, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) must detail the placement of the child. This includes whether they will be in a general education classroom, a special education setting, or another separate facility entirely. It should also address any additional support needs, such as requiring a sign-language interpreter or other specialized services to facilitate participation alongside their peers. The inclusion of all necessary services in the IEP ensures clarity about what the school will provide to support the child’s educational experience moving forward.

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