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How to Write an IEP

The grit on the Individualised Education Program (IEP)

As classrooms become more diverse, and as greater numbers of students with additional learning needs are identified, understanding, planning and implementing IEPs will become even more critical in the educational context. When a student qualifies for special education assistance, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed. An IEP is an important document which outlines the special education services a student requires and how to best meet their individual needs.

An IEP is a written plan outlining the student’s current levels of performance, their individual educational and social needs, annual goals and short term objectives; outline of necessary modifications and adaptations and levels of support required. A team responsible for the writing and implementation of the IEP meets regularly to review and revise the plan according to the needs of the student. This practical workshop is suitable for special education and general education teachers who are keen to learn the fundamentals of an effective IEP.

This workshop will focus on the following:

  • What is an IEP?
  • What are the essential elements of an IEP?
  • Legal implications of IEP’s
  • How to write an IEP
  • Case studies and opportunities to write an IEP
  • Resources