21 02, 2019

Facebook Live – Communication Skills


It's almost time for your child's annual ARD! Join us for our 4 part Facebook Live series: ARD You Ready? with Meagan Sanders, Training & Evaluation Specialist for Partners Resource Network. Dates & Topics: Thursday, January 24: IEP Team Thursday, February 21: Communication Skills Thursday, March 21: Educational Need Thursday, April 18: Overview of ESY We hope you'll join us at 12:15 p.m. CST @ https://www.facebook.com/PRNTexas/

Facebook Live – Communication Skills2019-01-22T16:25:57-06:00
16 02, 2018

IEP Meeting Conversation Stoppers


Some of the statements made to parents at IEP meetings are “conversation stoppers” — comments that create barriers and can prevent the IEP team from working cooperatively to develop effective special education services and supports for students with disabilities. Here are nine common “conversation stoppers,” some information about what may be the real issues of concern and suggestions for how parents can respond in a forceful but respectful way so that planning for their child can move forward. […]

IEP Meeting Conversation Stoppers2018-02-16T08:52:24-06:00
23 10, 2017

ARD/IEP Committee Decision Making Process


Federal regulations refer to an IEP team. In Texas, this team is referred to as the Admission, Review, and Dismissal or ARD committee. This committee meets at least once a year to develop, review and/or revise a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). IDEA says that the IEP meeting serves as a communication vehicle between parents and school personnel, and enables them, as equal participants, to make joint, informed decisions regarding- The student’s needs and appropriate goals designed to enable them to be involved in and make progress in the general education curriculum; The extent to which the student will participate in [...]

ARD/IEP Committee Decision Making Process2017-10-23T14:06:12-05:00
6 02, 2017

A Seven-Step Process to Creating Standards-based IEPs


This post presents a seven-step process for developing IEPs that are aligned with state academic grade-level content standards. Each step is followed by guiding questions for the ARD committee to consider in making data-based decisions. This process can help school personnel to: (a) consider each student’s strengths and needs to develop goals focused on closing the gaps between the student’s levels of academic achievement and grade-level standards; and (b) use data to make decisions, including selecting the most appropriate assessment option. The goal is to support ARD committees to develop documents that, when implemented, provide access to the general curriculum and [...]

A Seven-Step Process to Creating Standards-based IEPs2017-06-30T15:45:25-05:00


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