• Literacy Instruction for Students with Special Needs
    Students with Disabilities
    1.  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (PL 108-446)   www.idea.ed.gov protects the education of students with disabilities.
    2.  The Individualized Education Program  

    a.       Contents of the IEP: 

    Ø  Statement of the child’s present levels of achievement

    Ø  Statement of measurable annual goals, including academic and functional goals

    Ø  Description of how the child’s progress toward meeting the annual goals will be measured 

    Ø  Statement of the special education services, related services, and supplementary aids based on peer-reviewed research to the extent practical

    Ø  Explanation of the extent which the student will not participate with nondisabled children in the regular class

    Ø  Projected date for the beginning of the services and modifications and the anticipated frequency, location, and duration of those services and modifications

    b.      Participants at IEP Meetings

    Ø  Parents of the child

    Ø  At least one regular educator

    Ø  At least one special educator

    Ø  A representative of the school district who is qualified to provide or supervise the provision of specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of children with disabilities, is knowledgeable about the general education and is knowledgeable about the resources of the school

    Ø  An individual who can interpret the instructional implications of the IEP

    Ø  Other individuals who have knowledge about the  child are invited at the discretion of the parent or the school

    3.      Transition Services

    4.      Procedural Safeguards