Individualized Education Program Analysis

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Every student regardless of their ability has the right to an education. Once the student qualifies for special education, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) is written and the team meets to determine the individual goals and where the student should be placed. This ensures the proper education is being attained (Parent Special Education Information, (n.d.). The placement for a student is determined by the student’s needs. The professional team will take the student’s learning and development, interests, cultural and linguistic factors into consideration when deciding on placement. The student could receive their education in a self-contained classroom, a resource room for part of the day, or in an inclusion classroom. When deciding the proper place, the IEP team will also take into consideration the student’s social interactions, meaningful academic engagement and increase the student’s motivation. Social interactions are a fundamental component of any students learning. According to Dalien (2016), a self-contained classroom includes smaller groups of students, one on one attention and creates a more close-knit environment. This creates a setting that encourages creativity and learning while providing a safe climate…show more content…
Students need to feel comfortable in their surroundings. According to Vaughn and Klingner (1998), a majority of scholars prefer to be pulled out of the mainstream classroom to receive specialized instruction for part of the day. They also like the resource room because the work is geared to their level and fun while being able to make friends. Providing a quiet place for students to concentrate and work allows them to learn more in one setting than in an inclusion room. Students are also able to receive the help they need, which gives them a better understanding of the material, therefore the child knows that success is attainable (Vaughn Klingner
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