Planning For Special Education Needs Essay

Length: 2 pages Sources: 3 Subject: Film Type: Essay Paper: #44584007 Related Topics: Special Education, Youtube, No Child Left Behind Act, Adult Education

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¶ … videos that pertain to the Individualized Education Plan, or IEP. The IEP is part of the wider programs known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The IEP is a legal document that covers a specific child and mandates how people that come in contact with that child will act and behave when the child is present and/or learning. This brief report will cover a few aspects of the IEP and its process including whether the school leader needs to know the IEP development process, how a school leader assists parents and staff in the IEP development process, which stakeholder(s) have the most authority during the IEP development process and the upsides or downsides of having all stakeholders being a part of the IEP development process. While finding a singular solution and plan from the input of a whole group can be difficult,...


Given the teaching and legal implications involved with the IEP, it would be a substantial mistake for a school leader to not be involved in the process. The stated members that are required are the parents of the child, a regular education teacher (to give the required exposure to the regular core curriculum) and a special education teacher that knows how to teach students with disabilities. The team must also include a local school district representative, which is all the more reason why a school leader could and should be involved. In the videos to be reviewed for this report, an assistant principal is the school district representative present for the meeting. Whether it be an actual leader of the school or someone else, someone in the school and/or district leadership should be present (YouTube, 2015).

The school leader, as shown by the video, can act as an informed observer of the process as that leader will presumably know how things have gone with other kids, how things are going with this kid and whether the people involved (including the parents, to some extent) are behaving and progressing in the same way. He or she would also be able to protect the reputation and ongoing operations of the school as non-compliance with one or more IEP's could lead to major issues. When it comes to which stakeholders…

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YouTube. (2015). The IEP Team Process: Chapter 1 - IDEA and IEPs. YouTube. Retrieved 19 September 2015, from

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YouTube. (2015). The IEP Team Process: Chapter 4 - Getting Ready for the IEP Meeting. YouTube. Retrieved 19 September 2015, from
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