A good Individual Education Plan (IEP) consists of 5 important steps that are repeated continuously.
THE FIVE I’S:
- IDENTIFY the problem, including an initial educational evaluation
- INDICATE appropriate teaching methods, modifications and services
- IMPLEMENT the plan according to the recommendations
- INTERPRET the resulting successes and shortcomings
- INTERVENE to either maintain or reconfigure the plan
Monitoring the IEP by scheduling follow-up meetings will:
- keep the plan relevant and dynamic
- reinforce goals and objectives
- refresh and refocus the energy of plan administrators
A good IEP is a great tool for communication between parents and other professionals involved with your student. Share it with doctors, therapists, tutors, as well as teachers , specialists, and administrators.