Inclusion Setup at St. Mary's
Individualized Education Programme
The IEP describes how the student learns, how the student best demonstrates that learning and what teachers and service providers will do to help the student learn more effectively. Developing an IEP requires assessing students in all areas related to the known disabilities, simultaneously considering ability to access the general curriculum, considering how the disability affects the student’s learning, forming goals and objectives that correspond to the needs of the student.
Ideally all the stakeholders like group facilitator, subject teachers, special educators and parents, are involved in creating the document. However due to practical constraints, sometimes parents and the educator work at the making of the IEP.
The entire process is a way to sort out the child’s strengths and weaknesses. Working on the IEP can help figure out ways to enable the child to succeed in school.
An IEP at St. Mary’s includes:
Child’s strengths and barriers.
Behavioural and emotional concerns.
A statement of the child’s present level of performance.
Child’s annual educational goals and specific goals.
Special education supports and services that the school will provide.
and accommodations the school will provide.
How and when the school will measure the child’s progress toward annual goals.