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Goals of a Good IEP

If you begin the IEP process by trying to find generic "good goals," you will probably fail because the goals won’t relate to your child's unique needs.
Your child's IEP must include:

  • a statement of your child's present levels of academic achievement and functional performance;
  • a statement of measurable annual goals, including academic and functional goals, designed to meet all of the child's needs that result from the disability;
  • a description of how your child's progress toward meeting the annual goals will be measured, and when parents will receive periodic progress reports;
  • a description of the special education and related services and supplementary aids and services the school will provide the child;
  • a statement of appropriate accommodations to measure the child's academic and functional performance on state and district tests; and
  • a statement of the date for beginning services, frequency, location, and duration of services and modifications.

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jennyonthespot said...

Hey - thanks for coming by and commenting! Thought I'd visit you as well - I like your "kind words" for the comment button - great idea!

The whole IEP thing - man that can get overwhelming sometimes...

Storm said...

Thanks, Jenny, for the kind words. Yes, IEPs and advocating for children is a very tiring process but well worth it!

Her Big Idea ~ Elaine said...

As a former teacher and a mother of a special needs child, thank you for posting about IEPs. I also love the song on your blog.

~HerBigIdea Elaine

Storm said...

Thanks, Elaine. I do feel its important for others to learn how to advocate on behalf of thier children.

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