The Purpose Of The Individualized Education Program (IEP)

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The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written document developed for a child in public school who is eligible for special education (Baumel, 2010). It originated when legislators adopted the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA) later renamed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1975 (Katz). IDEA requires school districts to include and educate students with special needs by creating customized academic plans for them. Before the process of IEP starts, the child must be evaluated for eligibility for special education by a multidisciplinary team. The purpose of IEP is to set reasonable learning goals for a child and state the school district's’ role in providing adequate support and services that meets

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