IEP Development & Implementation

This module focuses on the process of developing an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that incorporates the legal requirements of LRE (Least Restrictive Environment) and embeds established evidence-based practices for students with ASD. Participants complete an Educational Benefit Review that addresses the effectiveness of previous IEPs in order to enhance the future IEP process.  Participants learn how to write an effective Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) statement as well as develop observable and measureable goals and objectives related to the student’s progress in the general education curriculum and setting. Strategies for implementing the IEP with fidelity and data collection procedures for monitoring progress toward goals and objectives are also covered. 

Module Goals / Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of the legal requirements of FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education) and LRE (Least Restrictive Environment) in the IEP process.
  2. Learn to write a Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) statement in relation to how ASD impacts student performance within the general education environment.
  3. Gain skills in developing observable and measureable IEP goals and objectives based on the student’s performance within the general education setting
  4. Gain skills in data collection that focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of the IEP.
  5. Learn to effectively monitor the implementation of the IEP.

 

Agenda: (2 days)

Day 1:
  8:30 - 10:00     Foundations in Special Education Law
10:00 - 10:15     BREAK

10:15 - 11:30     Accountability for Change
11:30 - 12:30     LUNCH
12:30 - 1:45       Educational Benefit Review
  1:45 - 2:00       BREAK
  2:00 - 3:30       Educational Benefit Review cont.

Day 2:

  8:30 - 10:00     PLAAFP Development
10:00 - 10:15     BREAK
10:15 - 11:30     Supplementary Aids and Services
11:30 - 12:30     LUNCH
12:30 - 1:45       Writing Measurable Goals & Objectives
  1:45 - 2:00       BREAK
  2:00 - 3:30       Programs & Services and Implementation Fidelity

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