Attainment's Recommended Reading for Easier IEPs
Tags: iep, self-determination Comments: 2

A new school year brings new students, new parents and of course, IEP meetings. Do you feel prepared? We'd love to help you with some recommended reading. First-year and experienced teachers alike can benefit from some expert advice on IEPs.

Simplifying IEPs
The good news is, although IEPs can still be time-intensive, gone are the days of needing dozens of goals and objectives for each student. Special education students are general education students first--they just need specialized access. And just because it's not a goal doesn't mean it won't be taught.

The Attainment titles below will be invaluable references for your school year, offering best practices for writing, measuring, analyzing and organizing your IEPs. Here's a sneak peek into each one:

Aligning IEPs to State Standards
This book is #1 on the list in more than one way. One of our bestsellers in this category, it has been pinned by more teachers than any of our other IEP-related titles, and for good reason. It's a must-have resource for teachers who need to align IEPs to state academic standards, including the Common Core.

It guides you through the process from start to finish, plus you'll find case studies, suggestions for current assistive technology, and ways to embed self-determination into each student's IEP.

m Gobbledygook to Clearly Written Annual IEP Goals
This book is especially helpful if you prefer to learn from concrete examples. Dr. Barbara Bateman uses real, unclear goals and transforms them into well-written, productive goals. 

Writing Measurable Functional and Transition IEP Goals
This is the perfect resource for teachers of transition students, focusing on functional goals for success.  

Other Resources
You can also find a lot more ideas and inspiration on Attainment's Pinterest Page.

Feel free to share your own experiences or ask questions below in the comments!


AttainmentBlog said...

You're very welcome, Rhea! Thanks so much for commenting. And let us know if there's another topic you'd like us to cover in the future!

November 14th, 2016 am30 11:53 am
Rhea Jones said...

Thank you the list of books and resources. They will come in handy. I am a first time teacher so I need all he help that I can get. Thanks again.

November 07th, 2016 am30 4:08 am

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