Student Led IEP's
Each student with a disability will have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or in some cases, a 504 Plan. An IEP is a written statement, based on the student's individual needs. Learn more about determining the students annual needs, writing SMARTER goals, and determining appropriate accommodations and service delivery options.
By: Carmen Willings
Self-Determination skills are part of the Expanded Core Curriculum for students with visual impairments. One way of fostering self-determination is through student led IEP's. The amount of student-participation and leadership in the IEP will be directly related to the other factors including the significance of other areas of disability and level of motivation.
All students who are 14 years of age and older should be encouraged to actively participate in the IEP development and in the IEP meeting itself. It is natural for students to be intimidated by what is sometimes a very large meeting that includes administrators and teachers. Help the student understand the importance of the meeting and that the goal of the meeting is to assist the student in being successful in school.
To help the student be actively and meaningfully involved in the IEP process, encourage the student to:
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TVI's Guide Complete Set Bundle + BONUS Resources
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The TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC Complete Set includes the following:
The LOTTO Cards Grab and Go Supplement includes 37 theme related unit cards along with activity suggestions that support activities within the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC.
On My Way File Folder Cards
Print and use these cards to represent locations the student may visit that are related to the current thematic unit. Use these with the On My Way File Folder Game outlined in the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC p. 27.
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Bonus pages include tutorials, printables, interactive sensory story downloads, and interactive choice making, matching and visual discrimination computer games (PowerPoint based interactive games), and job task activities.
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