Goals: ADDING ACADEMIC GOALS TO A SPEECH IEP

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Lori:  Can academic goals for a student, far below grade level, be added to an existing speech IEP or does the full SPED assessment have to happen to add academic goals?

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Melinda

The federal law states that a free and appropriate public education, consisting of special education and related services, must be provided to ALL eligible children with disabilities. Also, I’ve never been able to find any state law (I’ve worked in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, and Georgia) that has specifically outlined the types of goals that an IEP must contain based on eligibility. In my experience, the fact that it is called an Individualized Education Program/Plan means that it should be different for each kiddo. Specifically in Georgia it was explained in the following way in guidance on their DOE website:

“Eligibility is an entry way into special education – the IEP should be based on the student’s individual needs, not on the student’s eligibility category.”

sally

and yet, in Georgia, you cannot have academic goals if your only eligibility category is Speech Impaired!

Sophie

You can propose goals at any time. Now, that’s not to say the committee will accept your proposals — but please don’t hesitate to propose goals.