Development and Use of Individualized Education Plans



This lesson discusses IEP development and use in early childhood education. The role an IEP plays in transitioning children into school is also discussed. The benefits of an IEP for children are discussed. Laws controlling IEPs are presented, as well as descriptions of each person’s role in identifying disabilities.


RECALL aspects of an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

RECALL the benefits of using an IEP.

IDENTIFY who participates in the IEP team.

IDENTIFY steps in building an IEP.

IDENTIFY family and teacher roles in the IEP process.

IDENTIFY the learning institution’s role in the IEP process.

IDENTIFY the steps in the identification of a disability.

RECALL legislation that addresses the education of children with disabilities.