In this session the presenters will focus on the common errors that both parents and school districts make during IEP meetings that may affect students with severe communication disorders, such as Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Participants will see advocacy in action and will come to understand the educative value of their voices during IEP Meetings. This session will also focus on effectively opening the discussion on assistive technology as well as inclusion services across the curriculum. The importance of asking for a full comprehensive evaluation before the IEP team “releases” a child from special education will also be discussed.
- Participants will be able to understand timelines and responsibilities of school districts.\
- Participants will be able to discuss the flow of PLAAFPS-ACCOMMODATIONS-GOALS-SERVICES.
- Participants will be able to discuss the importance of service time, accommodations and modifications, justifying the importance each child’s unique needs.
Minutes 1 – 20 Introduction and definitions to Individualized Education Plans and guiding IDEA Regulations
Minutes 21 – 40 Discussion of “Present Levels of Academic and Functional Performance” in a student’s IEP including CAS, as well as all areas related to the student’s suspected educational areas of identified need, in the IEP.
Minutes 41 – 70 S.M.A.R.T. IEP Goals
Minutes 71 – 100 Example accommodations, Modifications, and ESY
Minutes 101 – 120 Questions and Answers