Paperwork 101

Special Education is filled with paperwork.  Each board (and each school!) will have their own way of approaching paperwork such as IPRC referrals, IEPs, In-School Team meetings, etc…

Here are some resources to get you started:

The Toolkit 2003 is a collection of testing materials for use in Lakehead Public Schools. This resource was developed to meet the needs of school facilitators. (Look for the Adobe file at the bottom of the page – download this before it’s gone!)

The Toolkit is an excellent resource for Special Education Teachers in all areas – content includes: skill and behaviour checklists, Dolch word lists, the Slosson Oral Reading Test, Auditory Discrimination Test, DRA & Running Records, Math Analysis, Information about Standardised Assessent (Mean, Median, Mode), Types of Standardised Assessments and scoring info, and finally samples of forms for Special Ed paperwork (IPRC referrals, etc…)

Also, be sure to read:

Individual Education Plans (IEP) Samples: Resources to Support the Development and Implementation of Effective IEPs in Ontario

IEP Checklist


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


The Special Education Companion, 2002

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!

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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