IEP Planning and Creation

IEP Planning and Creation 

This course will help you to create IEPs that offer significant benefits to students with disabilities. Assessing current levels of need and constructing goals based on those findings for various populations of those with disabilities across the years in school will be the focus.


Hours: 1.25


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Behavioral Intervention Certification Council

1.25 HOURS

Relias Learning, LLC is a BICC Approved CE Provider.

This course aligns with C-34 on the BCAT Task List.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-SPED8
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Plan an assessment strategy to determine levels of functioning for students.
Write present levels of performance.
Write observable and measurable goals.

Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: A Hope for a Better Tomorrow
A. Meet Sam
B. Origins of IEPs
C. Planning for a Bright Future, Today
D. Review
E. Summary
Section 3: Nuts and Bolts of IEPs
A. Overview of Components
B. Team Process
C. Roles of Team Members
D. Making the Most out of the Meeting
E. Review
F. Summary
Section 4: Addressing Individual Needs
A. Assessment for PLOPs
B. Writing Effective PLOPs
C. Writing Effective Goals
D. Selecting Accommodations and Modifications
E. Software and Web-Based IEP Programs
F. Review
G. Summary
Section 5: Must Haves According to Disability and Age
A. It’s More About the Need than the Label
B. Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
C. Learning Disabilities
D. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
E. Autism
F. Other IEP Considerations
Sam Graduates
Section 7: Conclusion
C. Summary
D. Course Contributors
E. Resources
F. References
G. Congratulations!
H. Exam

Expert Reviewer: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
BCAT Task List:
C-34 Treatment: Skill Acquisition
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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