Individualized Educational Program (IEP)

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What is IEP?

Children with special needs do need such a program which is designed considering their individual needs. This is the basis for all special education programs. It is highlighted by the development of the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Components of IEP:-

      1.      Information of the present level of the performance of the child.

      2.      Statement of objectives to be achieved.

      3.      Information of the specific material required for fulfilling objectives.

      4.      Date of initiation of the program and its anticipated duration.

      5.      Appropriate objective criteria and evaluation procedures.

Why it is necessary to develop IEP?

Due to the impairments in one or more skill areas children with special needs have less capacity to understand and learn skills when compared to their non-disabled peers. Individual differences among the children with special needs are so varied that there is need to plan Individualized Educational Program.

How do we do IEP?

Assessment is the basis of entire system. The strength and weaknesses of the child form the basis for the development of IEP.

When a parent approaches us with their challenged kid, for the first time, we encourage them to get assessment done, however this is not mandatory. Based on the assessment report, we discuss with the parent at length to understand their child’s developmental needs. The purpose of such meetings is to set well defined objectives for the child for the given time period.

With IEP offering, the parents get a structured task list of items which they need to exercise for their child at home. Durations of IEP may largely depend on the child’s level of performance and the objectives sought.