The History of the IEP
A little look in the history of the Individual Education Plan also known as IEP.
The IEP, needs to contain several very specific and detailed things. It should clearly explain the best way that the student learns, the way or ways that the student shows his or her full potential, and how best to support and encourage his or her educational goals.
The IEP, can be modified whenever necessary as long as all parties are advised of the modifications and agree with them. In addition to the school curriculum, also in most IEP's is what is referred to as a Behavioral Plan. This is a legally binding contract between the student, parents, school or school district staff, Mental Health Counselors, Pediatricians and Physicians. If this is not followed by one or more people involved in this contract, it can be looked at in a Court of Law and depending on if any part of the contract was violated, charges could be filed by any member or members of the contract. Upon determining that the student is a good candidate for the IEP, the school has thirty days to develop the individual student's IEP.
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