Imagine you are a teacher for a student who has been referred for a special education evaluation. The parent has agreed to the evaluation but is unfamiliar with IDEA and the IEP process and wants to meet to learn more about these topics.
Create a simple visual that summarizes the 12 key components of IDEA. This visual could be a 1-2 page handout, chart, brochure, etc. and should provide the reader with a clear understanding of key terms and processes associated with IEPs. Include IDEA citations relevant to each component.
The visual should address the following .
- Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
- Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
- Referral Process
- Evaluation Process
- Eligibility Determination
- IEP Components
- Parent and Student Involvement
- Quarterly Progress Monitoring
- Annual Review Process
- Procedural Safeguards
- Prior Written Notice
- Related Services