IEP Basics for General Educators

IEP Basics for General Educators 

This course will cover basic information regarding Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). It will address the legal and policy foundations for IEP development and implementation as well as the structure and function of IEP teams. The components of IEPs will be illustrated along with the general’s educators’ role in IEP implementation. Strategies and tips will also be offered.


Hours: 1.25


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-SPED11
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Explain the IEP process.
Provide examples of each component of an IEP.
Collaborate with others in order to implement IEPs according to student needs.

Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: What is an IEP?
A. The Fresh Face of the IEP Meeting
B. IEPs are Mandated
C. Review
D. Summary
Section 3: IEP Development
A. Mary Gets Plopped
B. Student Strengths and Needs: PLOPs
C. Assessment
D. Justin’s PLOPs
E. Goals and Objectives
F. Modifications and Accommodations
G. Other Key Parts of the IEP
H. Software and Web-Based IEP Programs
I. Summary
Section 4: The IEP Team
A. The Task of the IEP Team
B. Membership
C. Meetings and Agendas
D. Effective meetings
E. Review
F. Summary
Section 5: IEP Implementation
A. Planning for Success
B. Least Restrictive Environment
C. Roles and Responsibilities
D. Planning and Collaboration
E. Justin’s Planning Session
F. Implementation and Documentation
G. Evaluating Effectiveness
H. Review
I. Summary
Section 6: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributors
C. Resources
D. References
E. Congratulations!
F. Exam

Instructor: 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.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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