U of O
The Center on Brain Injury
Research & Training

Writing an IEP for a Student with TBI

Contents:

What is in theIEPfor a Student withTBI?

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TheIEP:

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Who is invited to theIEPmeeting for a student withTBI?

A student'sIEPteam must include the student (if appropriate), parent/guardian, case manager (usually the special education teacher), classroom teacher, and a representative from the district. Depending on the student's needs, the team should also include input from several other professionals in the school setting. This may be the school psychologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist,TBIconsultant, vision specialist, deaf hard of hearing specialist, school nurse or anyone who has information that may assist the team.

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Notes for writing an Oregon Standard Individualized Educational Program for a student withTBI

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How to identify program needs for a student withTBI

Students withTBItend to have needs that cross several subject areas, so manyIEPgoals must address issues across several classes or settings. Effective programs for students withTBItypically include teaching, practice, re-teaching in new settings, practice in new settings and then monitoring the student's progress over time. Use of peers or mentors to assist in coaching behaviors and performance is also recommended.

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Measurable Annual Goals

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Thoughts on Placement Decisions

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Written by:

Patricia Sublette, PhD.

Adapted from:

Ylvisaker, M. (1998). Appendix 17-1.Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Children and Adolescents(2nd edition). Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.