IEPs – Individual Education Plans

Want to read an IEP?

Check the sample IEPs at http://www.ontariodirectors.ca/IEP-PEI/en.html  There are examples for every category of Exceptionality and in both the Elementary and Secondary panel.

Books on IEPs, the Identification and IEP-writing process and Programming ideas:

Bateman, B.D. & Herr, C.M. (2006) Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives 2nd Edition, Attainment Company, USA

ETFO Special Education Handbook: A Practical Guide for All Teachers (you can buy it on ETFO’s website http://www.etfo.ca/Pages/default.aspx – consider it money well spent)

Special Education, a Guide for Educators, 2001

This is my all-time favorite document that provides an easy-to-read overview of the Special Education System in Ontario.  Includes categories of Exceptionalities, Funding, IPRC and IEP info as well as funding and appeal information.  A must read! http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/elemsec/speced/guide.html

Now you’re ready to write an IEP.  Here are some important documents to have on hand:

Individual Education Plans (IEP) Samples: Resources to Support the Development and Implementation of Effective IEPs in Ontario http://www.ontariodirectors.ca/IEP-PEI/en.html

IEP Checklist http://www.peopleforeducation.com/adx/aspx/adxGetMedia.aspx?DocID=865

The Individual Education Plan (IEP) A Resource Guide (2004)

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/elemsec/speced/guide/resource/iepresguid.pdf

Special Education Companion (Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner) Still the best list of accommodations and modifications that are specific to an Exceptionality available.

http://www.ocup.org/resources/documents/companions/speced2002.pdf

Transition Planning: A Resource Guide

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/elemsec/speced/transiti.html

The Special Education Companion, 2002

(aka Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner) Still the best list of accommodations and modifications that are specific to an Exceptionality available.

Possibly the BEST and most under-used document in Special Education!  This document lists countless ways to help students under each Exceptionality Category.  If you look at ‘Gifted’ you have 10 pages of characterisitics of gifted students, issues, general teaching and learning strategies, program ideas, subject-specific strategies (reading, spelling, mathematics) and assessment strategies!

Do NOT write an IEP without reading this document! Parents and Teachers should use this resource to determine appropriate accommodations, modifications, and strategies for the classroom.  Parents, please bring this to your teacher meetings to advocate for your child!

http://www.ocup.org/resources/documents/companions/speced2002.pdf

 

(PS. The Special Education Companion is listed twice on this page for a reason – check it out!)

Note: This is a PERSONAL blog, not an official Ministry of Education website.  This is a forum for sharing. 

Please add comments and your favourite resources (and let me know if there are any dead links!)  Thank you!

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