Clinical Field Experience A: The IEP Process
THE QUESTIONS AND THE SUMMARIZE
Observe, interview, and collaborate with a Grades 9-12 certified special education teacher about the IEP processes to help you synthesize the following:
What individuals are asked to attend an IEP meeting?
Have you ever had an educational advocate attend an IEP meeting? Describe the role of the advocate and experiences during the IEP meeting.
What is the difference between an annual IEP and an IEP review? How does your team document the review of the IEP if the annual IEP and review occur in the same meeting?
How do you determine the specific educational needs of an individual with disabilities?
How are students’ needs addressed in the present level of performance, goals, and services sections of the IEP?
How do you specifically build on the strengths of students with disabilities?
Are students typically involved in their IEP meeting and/or in the development of their IEP? Why or why not?
Ask at least two additional questions of your own.
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect upon your observations, interview, and collaboration with your mentor teacher. Explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice .