The Iep Checklist: Your Guide To Creating Meaningful And Compliant Ieps by Kathleen G. WintermanThe Iep Checklist: Your Guide To Creating Meaningful And Compliant Ieps by Kathleen G. Winterman

The Iep Checklist: Your Guide To Creating Meaningful And Compliant Ieps

byKathleen G. Winterman, Clarissa E. Rosas, Leo Bradley

Paperback | July 21, 2014

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How can you design effective IEPs that improve student outcomesandmeet legal requirements? This one-stop IEP guide has the answers your team needs to create great IEPs and put them into action. You'll start with a solid introduction to IEPs: their purpose, their major components, and the legal mandates they need to meet. Then you'll get a comprehensive framework for IEP development, featuring a unique, in-depth checklist that breaks the whole IEP process into small, manageable steps and walks you through each one. Packed with invaluable planning tips, vivid examples, and practice activities, this book is your whole school team's step-by-step guide to meaningful, legally compliant IEPs that help students reach their goals and meet state standards.

  • assess a student's present level of performance
  • effectively collaborate during an IEP meeting
  • use student-centered planning to foster empowerment and leadership
  • develop meaningful IEP goals that can be easily communicated and measured
  • write short-term objectives aligned with the student's IEP goals
  • collect and report data on student progress toward IEP goals and objectives
  • use progress monitoring data to make instructional decisions
  • identify accommodations that support a student's specific academic needs
  • support successful transitions from school to adulthood

PRACTICAL MATERIALS:Activities and examples to guide and improve IEP development; reflection questions that deepen understanding; realistic dialogues that highlight key challenges and solutions; ready- to- use tools that help ensure meaningful, compliant IEPs.

Includes ready-to-use IEP tools:
  • IEP Rubric—detailed checklist for evaluating completeness and quality of each IEP element
  • IEP Inventoryfor verifying the presence of key IEP components
  • Parent Surveyto gather information on parents' perception of the IEP process
  • Teacher Surveyfor assessing current practices and determining training needs
Kathleen G. Winterman, Ed.D., has more than 27 years of experience working in the field of special education. She was an intervention specialist serving children ages 3-10 for 16 years in inclusive settings. She also served as an elementary principal for 2 years and as an adjunct instructor for 12 years. Dr. Winterman is a former Praxi...
Title:The Iep Checklist: Your Guide To Creating Meaningful And Compliant IepsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.5 inPublished:July 21, 2014Publisher:Brookes PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1598573896

ISBN - 13:9781598573893

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Table of Contents

About the Reproducible Materials
About the Authors
About the Contributors

I Foundations for Understanding the Development of a Meaningful IEP
  1. Overview of the History and Legal Perspectives of Special Education
    Leo Bradley and Kathleen G. Winterman

  2. Collaborative Teaming for Better IEPs
    Kathleen G. Winterman
II Key Areas of IEP Development
  1. Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance
    Lisa M. Campbell and Clarissa E. Rosas

  2. Goals
    Clarissa E. Rosas

  3. Short-Term Objectives
    Clarissa E. Rosas

  4. Measuring and Reporting Progress
    Lisa M. Campbell and Clarissa E. Rosas

  5. Least Restrictive Environment
    Melissa M. Jones, Kathleen G. Winterman, and Clarissa E. Rosas

  6. The Accommodation and Modification Process
    Kathleen G. Winterman

  7. The Transition Process
    Roberta Brack Kaufman, Carón A. Westland, Clarissa E. Rosas, and Kathleen G. Winterman
Appendix A: IEP Tools
Appendix B: Parent and Teacher Surveys