Improving Outcomes with SMART IEPs

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Circulation: 98,627
ISSN: 1538-320
October 20, 2015

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teacher helps students at computerYou know your child's unique needs and what you want him to learn and achieve during the academic year. What's next?

You can help your child get and stay on the right path by designing a SMART IEP with SMART goals.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you'll learn how to use IDEA to improve educational outcomes for your child. You will also find an IEP Game Plan that will describe how to create SMART IEPs, step-by-step.

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Tactics & Strategies for Getting SMART IEPs

If your child's IEP is not SMART and does not include academic and functional goals, it is defective and may deny FAPE.

Learn how to ensure that your child's IEP goals are specific, comprehensive - and measurable.


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Your Game Plan for SMART IEPs

Your Game Plan includes three elements. To get the services your child needs you need to learn about:

  • test scores
  • how to use advocacy strategies

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Read Chapter 12 about SMART IEPs in Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition by Pam & Pete Wright.

You may also download a free copy of Chapter 12 about SMAR IEPs from Wrightslaw for your personal use

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SMART IEPs for Behavior Problems

SMART IEPs include "R"ealistic and "M"easurable Goals. You make behavior measurable by defining the factors surrounding the behavior. Learn more in How Can I Develop SMART IEP Goals for Behavior Problems.


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