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Individualized Education Plan Meeting

  • By: Martha Boehlert
  • In: Encyclopedia of School Psychology
  • Edited by: Steven W. Lee
  • Subject:School/Educational Psychology (general), School Psychology, Educational Psychology

The Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is the unique plan for providing special education services to a student who has been determined to have an exceptionality. The IEP is developed after an evaluation or re-evaluation for special education eligibility has occurred. The IEP meeting is required and is designed to discuss the individual and the evaluation results; and to develop, review, and revise the IEP for an individual who qualifies for special education because of the presence of a disability. Each public agency, including public schools, is responsible for initiating and holding IEP meetings. The IEP meeting is an important element in the delivery of special education services, because at the meeting the IEP document is discussed, revised when necessary, finalized, and agreed upon by ...

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