We found 45 resources in category Education>Individualized Education Plan (IEP) (Showing 21-40 of 45)

What a Good IEP Looks Like

The IEP has been around since mandated by IDEA and has changed many times since its inception. The qualities of IEPs vary depending on the district and on the team that writes them. This blog was initially intended to write about the components of a good IEP. The author stresses the need to highlight student strengths in "Present Level Performance" areas instead of writing only about weaknesses or test scores, ...

Published: 2010 by SpeEd Exchange , Reviewed: October 25, 2010


Helping Autistic Children with iOS Devices

This article on the The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) site presents research and information about children with autism using iPods and iPads to help them participate in daily activities through cueing, offering communication options and being a source of rewarding activities (music or electronic games). The article begins with research that supports the use of iPods in a classroom with students who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, showing strong indicators ...

Published: 2010 by David Winograd , Reviewed: October 27, 2010


Consumer Tips for Evaluating Assistive Technology Products

Consumer Tips for Evaluating Assistive Technology Products is a primer for individuals trying to choose effective AT tools. The article is divided into several sections designed to help readers address a series of points to determine where the AT tools will be used, the reliability, quality and usefulness of the AT product, and resources to help readers test AT tools in their community before investing in a product. The tips ...

Published: 2010 by Great Schools Staff, Marshall Raskind, PhD. , Reviewed: September 17, 2010


Conceptua Math

Conceptua Math is devoted to helping educators teach fractions. The service provides a series of free tools and support materials for teachers to use in a classroom setting. Conceptua Math combines web-based software with an online teacher collaboration community, workshops, webinars, and expert support. Free tools help educators develop lessons for several fraction concepts including; identifying fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, comparing fractions, equivalent fractions, ordering fractions on a number ...

Published: 2010 by Conceptua Math , Reviewed: September 21, 2010


Jill Kuzma's Social Thinking Weblog

Written by a Minnesota speech-language pathologist, the Social Thinking blog offers an array of resources for parents and teachers looking for information and tools to teach social skills. The Social Thinking blog includes sections on IEP objectives for learning social skills and teaching ideas for expressive and receptive language, perspective taking, conversation skills and emotional awareness. The site also lists links to related websites, useful downloads, social skills videos, and ...

Published: 2010 by Jill Kuzma , Reviewed: April 27, 2011


i'm determined

Created by the Virginia Department of Education, "i'm determined" provides free resources and information to help teachers and families encourage students' self determination skills. Designed to build on skills from elementary school onward, i'm determined includes lesson plans, models, and videos to teach skills; offers age-appropriate steps to encourage student attendance at IEP meetings; and lists books and related self-determination resources for teachers and families.

Published: 2009 by imdetermined.org , Reviewed: September 08, 2010


Assistive Technology for the Composition of Written Material

"Assistive Technology for the Composition of Written Material" from the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI) uses the SETT framework to help an IEP team identify assistive technology tools and strategies to assist students with writing difficulties. This guide comes from Chapter 6 of the "Assessing Students' Needs for Assistive Technology (ASNAT) 5th Edition." "Assistive Technology for the Composition of Written Material" focuses a team's efforts with problem identification charts and ...

Published: 2009 by Kim Swenson, Mary Wirkus, Marcia Obukowitz , Reviewed: March 06, 2012


Assistive Technology for Mathematics

This is the 8th chapter of the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative's guide, “Assessing Students’ Needs for Assistive Technology (ASNAT) 5th Edition. Like the rest of the ASNAT guide, this chapter, “Assistive Technology for Mathematics,” uses the SETT framework to help IEP teams identify appropriate tools and strategies for students. Using the problem identification charts and step-by-step explanations in the SETT framework, “Assistive Technology for Mathematics” addresses common misconceptions about math ...

Published: 2009 by Marcia Obukowicz, OTR , Reviewed: April 05, 2012


Considerations for People with Disabilities and Their Families

The American Health Lawyers Association booklet "Considerations for People with Disabilities and Their Families" offers readers information on a variety of important topics for people with disabilities. The booklet provides the expected overview of IDEA and includes sections on both Part B (School Aged Children Ages 3-21) and Part C (Newborn to 3 Years), plus information on housing, testing, and employment topics such as ADA, the Uniformed Service Employment and ...

Published: 2009 by American Health Lawyers Association , Reviewed: March 04, 2010


Special Ed Justice

Jennifer Laviano writes a monthly newsletter on her blog site. Users can subscribe to the newsletter or go online to read her blogs. She writes about a variety of legal issues related to people with disabilities, especially children and adolescents. Topics have included legal aspects of IEP delivery, Assistive Technology, and Special Education law. There is a list of all categories included, plus links to related topics and a Twitter ...

Published: 2009 by Jennifer Laviano, Attorney at Law , Reviewed: February 24, 2010


Assessing Students' Needs for Assistive Technology

Assessing Students' Needs for Assistive Technology, 5th Edition, is an informative handbook designed to help IEP teams comprehensively assess a student's AT needs. Using the SETT framework, each chapter systematically guides teams through the evaluation process, explaining each step and highlighting important considerations for each aspect of the assessment. Each chapter concludes with topic specific lists of AT resources. Most chapters include links to presentations available online at http://www.wati.org. The ...

Published: 2009 by Jill Gierach, Editor , Reviewed: March 10, 2011


Educating Students with Significant Disabilities: Counting Objects 1-10

This booklet from the Utah Personnel Development Center provides a free curriculum for teaching early counting (one-to-one correspondence and counting objects in random order). It offers teachers and parents specific instructions to help determine when a student is ready to learn one-to-one correspondence (when a student can recite at least 5 numbers from 1-10 in the correct sequence) and apply that knowledge to counting objects in random order. Along with ...

Published: 2009 by Alan Hofmeister , Reviewed: August 30, 2013


Educating Emily

Educating Emily is a Soundprint broadcast featuring the discovery of the abilities of a 12 year old child with multiple disabilities in rural West Virginia. Though this type of story is not new, the family‘s search for a way to discover Emily‘s potential and the eventual discovery of her abilities to communicate and to read through technology make it an affirmation of every family who has pursued such goals, and ...

Published: 2008 by Jean Snedegar , Reviewed: October 08, 2008


Supporting Transitions of Assistive Technology Users

This module from the Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN) offers information and resources for successfully transitioning AT services and devices as part of transition planning. Allowing for some minor changes to the title lines and categories, the module examples can be considered a nearly universal resource that focuses on complying with IDEA 2004 and encourages students‘ self-determination in AT decisions. It seems that the module can be used for transition ...

Published: 2008 by Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN) , Reviewed: December 22, 2009


AT Cubed

This blog is packed with items regarding assistive technology in education and beyond. Topics in a typical posting might include strategies for teaching children with disabilities to read, text-to-speech software reviews, a look at UDL applications, and thoughts on teacher training for the 21st century. Workshops are reviewed, and current topics, such as assistive technology for children with autism, are discussed in depth. This blog is worth checking frequently as ...

Published: 2008 by Brian Wojcik , Reviewed: July 09, 2009


A Parent’s Guide to Section 504

This article addresses basic questions regarding the implementation of Section 504 in public school systems. The author begins by stating that schools have the right and responsibility to establish their own policies and procedures for implementing Section 504. Ms. Durheim offers basic information about Section 504, qualifying individuals, evaluation eligibility guidelines, accommodations and more.

Published: 2008 by Mary Durheim , Reviewed: September 17, 2010


DO-IT Pals

DO-IT Pals is a program for high school and postsecondary students with disabilities. DO-IT Pals are high school students with disabilities interested in the broad area of sciences. They have access to and use the Internet, and communicate with others of similar interests. The website is easily printed in large type, is five pages in length, and has many links, including phone numbers and addresses at the University of Washington. ...

Published: 2007 by Sheryl Burgstahler, PhD , Reviewed: September 26, 2007


AssistiveTech: Converting digital books to speech for student success

Originally started in November 2007, this group discussion of text-to-speech software comes from Assistive Tech, a free, member-based website most often used by educators, service providers, and AT professionals. This thread comes from the Assistive Technology for High Incidence Disabilities group, and includes several entries and some user tips. The software discussed in this thread includes Kurzweil, ClaroRead Plus, ReadWrite Gold, SpokenText.net, Bookshare ReadOutLoud, Raz Kids, PowerTalk (for PowerPoint), and ...

Published: 2007 by Karen Janowski , Reviewed: October 09, 2008


Assistive Technology and the IEP

This fact sheet is a useful introduction to the important topic of including assistive technology in a student‘s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). It begins with a discussion of "where to start," followed by a list of questions to consider. These may be particularly helpful to parents participating in their first IEP meeting. Finally, the resource gives parents brief advice on what to do if they disagree with the school‘s decision ...

Published: 2007 by Gutierrez, Ana Maria , Reviewed: March 10, 2009



This approach to the learning of mathematics and algebra was developed by professional teachers to reach those students who find it difficult to grasp the subject matter. It is a multimedia experience with 51 Basic Math and 32 Algebra digital video lessons. Lesson topics are listed on the website. The method provides timely feedback and review while adjusting to the pace of the learner. Originally developed in the 1970‘s, this ...

Published: 2005 by Wisconsin Technical College System Foundation, Inc , Reviewed: November 29, 2005

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