Reflection Of IEP

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Every student with disabilities is also obligated to an IEP specifically for the student’s needs between the ages of 3 and 21 under IDEA. The IEP is created by a team of six or seven, depending on the age of the student. The six members are the parents, an individual that can explain the assessment results, keep in mind, the faculty of the school must not under any circumstances conduct the evaluations without parental consent. Also included is the general education teacher, a local representative from the local education department, the special education teacher and of course the student, who must be included in the meeting if the student is fourteen or older. In this IEP meeting the team members go over what has been planned for the IEP…show more content…
Others may think the team could easily be just the general and special education teachers, but I believe that every member is crucial and dire to a successful IEP meeting, whether it be to mediate or to pitch in ideas. Another aspect that I really like and appreciate in the meeting is the inclusion of the child. This is important in my eyes because the student may think the IEP is made only to slow down or show that the teachers are against the student. The inclusion of the student in the meeting shows the collaboration of both sides of the classroom and with the student’s parents. Every step and piece of an IEP or IEP meeting is critical to the child, its learning, and the parents. I believe the IEP meeting is also very beneficial to the parents because if this is the first-born child with disabilities, then this meeting could enlighten the parents on things that would come off as confusing or…show more content…
IDEA lists three ways of being culturally skilled in the classroom. This includes the teacher being culturally alert in the class to connect the gap of learning about other ethnicities, learning to communicate to students in unwritten and non-vocal styles, and know the different views of the cultures, for example, skin-to skin contact, no communication, the clothing of the student, and simple gestures. This is important in my eyes because my school alone is very diverse, and I had my share of teachers that did not respect a certain students religion or culture. This upset me and made me want to learn more about different cultures and religions. It also leads me to want to work harder to become more culturally aware, and diverse for my future students and willing to do what I can to break down barriers that may be created by students of different cultures or religions. My school also was not the kindest to those that may have a different sexual orientation which also upset me because I had been raised to treat everyone with kindness until I was given a reason not to. Just because students had a different color skin, different beliefs, or different love, never meant that one does not deserve to be treated like everyone else in the school. This portion of IDEA is crucial to me in the aspect of equality and living equally throughout society and in a school
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