July 27, 2021 - IEP Publication from TEA

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The development of the IEP is a critical part of providing a quality program for any child receiving special education services. Parents and also sometimes, educators, struggle to understand what needs to be included in this document that guides the educational program for the student.

Texas Education Agency (TEA) has a wonderful publication that can help guide this process.

Technical Assistance: Individualized Education Program (IEP) Development
This Technical Assistance: Individualized Education Program (IEP) Development from the Texas Education Agency provides helpful, general information for local education agencies (LEAs) and parents to develop an IEP that is individualized and based on the unique needs of the child, and is designed to enable him or her to work towards grade level content standards and achieve challenging goals.

One challenge many of us face is crafting appropriate and measurable goals and writing clear and meaningful Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) statements. This document is very helpful in guiding this process. 

You can download this document for free online. Whether you are a parent or an educator, you should check this publication out.