This discussion assesses your ability to clarify the role of each legally mandated attendee on the Individualized Education Program team. This assessment also supports your achievement of Course Learning Outcome 2 and 4 and the MASE Program Learning Outcome 4, 6, and 8.
You and Mr. Franklin arrive early for Destini’s annual IEP meeting. Mr. Franklin is a little nervous since this is his first meeting and he is not sure what to expect. You let him know that the IEP team is composed of individuals who are invested in Destini’s social and academic success. These participants include, but may not limited to, her parents, the special educator, the general educator, and Destini. (Stansberry,2015). In addition, someone who “is qualified to provide or supervise the delivery of special education and knowledgeable about general education, the school system’s resources, and evaluation procedures” must be in attendance (Osborne & Russo, 2014, p. 124). Often, this representative can be the school administrator or school psychologist.
After this explanation, you show Mr. Franklin the four and a half minute video,
The IEP Team Process: Chapter 2- The IEP Team (Links to an external site.), explain the role and academic and/or social interest of each person who will attend the Destini’s IEP meeting, specific to her disability and instructional needs. Mr. Franklin stated he was feeling a little more confident, however needed a little more clarification on the procedures of the IEP team meeting. Since time was still remaining before the meeting was scheduled to begin, together you reviewed the seven minute video, The IEP Team Process: Chapter 3 – What’s Included in the IEP (Links to an external site.).
To prepare for this discussion, review theon how to create a webcam video.
Initial Post: Create a 2-3 minute webcam video using Screencast-o-matic or another software of your choice. Introduce the required team meeting attendees to Destini’s parents as an opening introduction to her IEP meeting. Assume the role of the special educator. Explain each of the mandated academic professionals in attendance, their role in the meeting, and their specific interest in Destini, who has a Specific Learning Disability that causes her to struggle with reading. Be sure to include the link to your video post so that it is accessible to all.
***I will make the video but need the script for it***