IDEA sets the groundwork for the IEP process. The Federal Government has established the process and guidelines for child IEP. There are variations for implementation between states and districts within the state.
Interpretation of guidelines causes variations. How to ensure that your school is compliant, providing the best Individualized Education for your students, but not providing things which are not needed.
Why Should You Attend:
Understanding the Federal Guidelines along with potential variations allows your IEP team and school to make the best decisions for your students Special Education. Without clear understanding and the ability to make concise decisions, the needs of the child can get lost in the process, or an overzealous parent can obtain Individual Education Plan services that are neither indicated nor warranted.
In today’s world we need to optimize what we provide without over taxing our systems.
Areas Covered in this Webinar:
During this webinar we will cover what an IEP is per federal guidelines and requirements. How there might be differences on the state level. It is important to understand where there is room for differences and what cannot be modified.
We will also look at the responsibilities of the school district and of parents. What recourse do both school districts and parents have if there is a difference of opinion on the best way to help a child or if there is a discrepancy in the what each party believes the services for the child should be. Where does Due Process or dispute resolution occur within this process and how does that work.
Know the primary objectives of the IEP process
The Impact of 2004 IDEA
What the Rights of the Parent are
What the Rights of the School are
How to manage a dispute between either Parents and the School District
When an IEP initiates services
When an IEP terminates or ends services
Who Will Benefit:
School District Special Education Personnel
Directors of Special Education
IEP Team Leaders
Speech /Occupational and Physical Therapists
Special Education Teachers
Parents – Advocates
Laura S. Hargraves MS CCC-SLP, has worked in the healthcare industry for over 25 years. Her background includes working with CMS for Medicare compliance within Skilled Nursing and Rehab facilities. She has worked with diverse teams to ensure that they are meeting the standards necessary to foster and support the ever changing demands for improved compliance and reporting with in the healthcare industry. She has a strong belief that each organisation benefits from a strong leader who is supported by the correct team members in all areas of their organisation. Your compliance team is essential for the strength of your organisation.
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