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Get the information you need, when you need it!   Your involvement in planning your child’s educational program is essential for success and communication is key!  Use our FREE tools to help you better and more effectively communicate information about your child with others involved in your child’s day –  both in school and during other times.

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IEP_Brochure IEP Checklist:  Prepare and Participate! Your involvement in developing an effective and appropriate Individualized Education Program or IEP for your child is essential to your child’s success.  Getting ready for the IEP is one of the most important ways for you to effectively participate in the process.

Download the IEP Checklist:  Prepare and Participate!  English

Download the IEP Checklist:  Prepare and Participate!  Spanish

 


Painting the Big Picture is a 4-page worksheet that has been created as a way for any adult to help “paint the big picture” of a child they care about and know well.  The worksheet guides each writer to describe the child and to provide “tips” on what works best. Be sure to download this document and save it to your computer before entering your information. 

Download the English version here: Painting The Big Picture – fillable

Download the Spanish version here: ¡Describiendo el Panorama GENERAL

 

 ECAC_StudentSnapshot2014 1 copy Student Snapshot is a great tool to use anytime you want to share information about your child quickly, such as at the beginning of a new school year, when something important in your child’s life changes; when someone new is working with your child (substitute teacher, etc.); and at any other times you feel are important.

Download the Spanish version here: La Instantánea del Estudiant

 ECAC_InstructionPlanner imageR12.2014 1 Instruction Planner is a single-page planning tool (plus instructions) to help IEP Team Members identify the specifics of instructional activities for a particular student in the classroom, at home or in the community. This tool not only clarifies how the student will participate, but also invites consideration of the supports needed for success, peer engagement and connection to the student’s IEP goals.

Download the Spanish version here: Agenda para la Enseñanza

ECAC_InfusedSkillGrids_R12.2014 1 copy Infused Skills Grid (includes examples for elementary, middle and high school)
Determining what, where and how to teach students requires much more than simply identifying a particular academic standard to teach, then developing lesson plans. For students who receive special education, completing an infused skills grid is a good way to highlight where and when during the school day it makes sense to practice, work on, or infuse a student’s IEP goals.

Download the Spanish version here: Cuadro para la Infusión de Habilidades

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Step by Step Process to Creating Standards-based IEPs:
Before developing IEPs, all IEP team members, including parents, should become familiar with the general education curriculum, including the state’s academic content standards and the state testing program. In order to make informed decisions about appropriate annual goals, supports and special education needs, the IEP team should consider how your child is performing as compared to the state’s academic content standards for the grade that your child is in.

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  • North Carolina Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRC)

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #328M140025.  However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Julia Martin Eile.
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