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Individualized Education Profiles (IEPs)
"The IEP process is the centerpiece, the heart and soul, of the Individuals
with Disabilities Act (IDEA). It is the procedure for devising the "Free
Appropriate Public Education"
to which every eligible child who has a disability and needs special education
is entitled. To fully appreciate the role of the IEP process one needs to
review it briefly in the context of the whole IDEA schema." Barbara D.
(this quote from a previous version of this book)
See also ...
Twice Exceptional Gifted Children
The Special Ed Advocate
Successful advocacy depends on accurate information and knowing how
to use it. Great Tactics
and Strategy Session: IEP Goals and Objectives
Instruction Menu for Gifted Children
by Joyce VanTassel-Baska
- Recommendations are intended for consideration by those who know the child
well and can make informed decisions about the relevance and practical
application of a recommendation to an individual child's aptitude, interest, and
Special Ed is Special-er
- The question about IEPs and 504 accommodations comes up frequently with
regard to gifted learners. Gifted kids can have other conditions as well, so
just because your child’s gifted doesn’t mean him/her has no educational
issues that may require intervention. IEP vs. 504 accommodations...
IEP Meetings by Cynthia Herr and Barbara Bateman
- The definitive guide to understanding and writing IEPs. It presents a powerful, three-step process that
focuses on the individual student and avoids the all too common routinized
approach to program development. [Although written for Special Education
students, many states include gifted under special education and/or provide
IEPs for gifted students... this is a great reference for all.]
Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed. Child by Lawrence
- The book is written with the lay person in mind in a clear and concise
manner. The whole IEP process is spelled out in easy to follow steps that
gently glides one through the process.
- IEP Common Talk
PAGE's answers to Frequently Asked Questions about IEP's
Instruction Plan Menu for the Gifted Child by Center for Gifted Education
College of William and Mary
- Subject by subject possibilities for individualized student instructional
modifications, from Language Arts to Math to Creativity and far more.
"Recommendations are intended for consideration by those who know the
child well and can make informed decisions about the relevance and practical
application of a recommendation to an individual child's aptitude, interest,
- Know Your Legal Rights in
Gifted Education (ERIC Digest #541) by Frances A. Karnes and Ronald
- Without a federal law to protect the legal rights of gifted children, the
responsibility for such mandates rests with the states
- LDOnline - the interactive guide to
learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children
Special Education Rights
Lots of questions and answers about the IEP process, click on Chapter 4...
Dealing with Schools reprinted from MonTAGe,
by Valorie J. King
Several great essays for gifted parents dealing with the schools,
including "Gifted? I See No Gifted Children Here!," "What's Really Going On
Here?," and "In the Principal's Office"
Unofficial Guide to Gifted IEPs and Gifted IEP Meetings by Todd McIntyre
and Wayne Mery
Although written for Pennsylvania's parents, this detailed essay contains
great advocacy information for parents everywhere. This guide will help
you, as a parent, understand your options and prepare you to make informed
decisions regarding the direction of that course. Don't miss Todd's
extra credit assignment on Present Levels of
Educational Performance (PLEPs)!
Tips for Parents of Students by Monique Lloyd
Common sense tips to help you in dealing with the schools...
the IEP Process LD OnLine
An IEP give details about the educational supports and services that will
help the child with a disability receive valuable instruction in special
education. New regulations emphasize that the IEP team must consider a
student's strengths as well as areas of weakness when formulating an
Child's IEP: Practical and Legal Guidance for Parents Wrightslaw
To make an accurate diagnosis, the IEP team will need to gather
information from many sources. This information will include subjective
observations of the child in various environments - including the home
environment and the classroom. The information should also include objective
June 01, 2019