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Instructions for Using This ReportChanging the Meeting to Change the Outcomes
IEP Planning ReportStrengths Needs
Annual GoalsWriting IEP GoalsShort Term Objectives
Writing Short Term ObjectivesRelated ServicesCharacteristics of Services


  •   Who will provide services, instruction, modifications, adaptations?
    A therapist, classroom teacher, special ed teacher, teacher's aide?
  •   What will they be? Therapy? Curriculum modifications? Physical adaptations to a classroom? A modified desk? Adaptive PE? A communication device? A computer?
  •   When will they be delivered? How often and for how long?
  •   Where will the delivery of services or modifications take place? In the
    regular classroom, the special ed room, in Music, Art, PE, recess, or at lunch?
  •   How will services or modifications be delivered?

These are all questions that must be addressed in the IEP, written in
plain English. Here are some examples:
  •   The school will provide cooperative learning groups to enable Matt to learn teamwork and model appropriate behavior.
  •   The school will provide physical therapy two times each week when Benjamin is  in general PE class.
  •   The school will ensure that Nicole's science lessons are modified for her reading  level.
  •   The school will provide picture/symbol cards for Dylan to use in all areas of his school day (academics, lunch, recess, PE, music, art).
  •   The school will provide a computer for Benjamin to do his writing work with.
  •   The school will provide a teacher's aide to assist Dylan with toileting.

What are some services, modifications, adaptations your child will need?

(Add additional pages, as necessary.)

Prepared by Kathy Snow (with lots of help from others)
250 Sunnywood Lane, Woodland Park, CO 80863-9434
719-687-8194, Fax 719-687-8114, e-mail:
You may copy and distribute this report in its entirety Revised 8/97

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