Strengths And Weaknesses Of Ieps

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The education system has the power to create a huge impact on the development of a child with a disability. This impact can be act both positively and negatively depending on a multitude of factors such as parents, teachers, and the school district as a whole. To ensure the success of a child with a disability, Individual Education Plans or IEPs are often created so that the child can reach success at their own pace, and through a plan that works best with their learning style. An IEP plan is a constant work in progress. This plan is often formed as a collaboration from a number of individuals such as parents and teachers. Together, the group can modify the IEP until they form a plan that they believe will provide the most success to the child. An IEP often includes both academic and nonacademic goals and focuses on encouraging the child's strengths, while also working to improve their weaknesses. This paper will analyze two articles which describe the strengths and weaknesses of IEP plans. These articles are relevant to a wide variety of people…show more content…
The quality of an IEP plan can vary based on factors such as the school, a teacher, and the child’s individual characteristics. Researcher’s of this study consider an IEP to be an “educational map for children with disabilities” (Ruble, McGrew, Dalrymple, & Jung 2010). Previous research addressed in this article indicated that in recent years IEPs have received some negative feedback from parents who believe that their child’s education plan is inconsistent and has unrealistic expectations. As a result, numerous legal battles have arisen between angry parents and school boards. Researchers of this study were interested in developing a tool that measures an IEP’s ability to successfully help children with ASD and examine the relationship between IEP quality, the teacher, and the

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