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The following materials are available on loan from the T/TAC W&M lending library. To request materials, call 1-800-323-4489 and leave a message.

Better IEPs: How to Develop Legally Correct and Educationally Useful Programs (IE 4.1-4.4)
Barbara Bateman and Mary Linden, 1996
This resource highlights the child-centered, individualized, and legally correct IEP process with many examples. The appendices contain IDEA regulations, excerpts from 504 regulations, 60 common questions and answers, and excepts from judicial decisions and state and federal agency rulings. 193 pages.

Creating Collaborative IEPs: A Handbook (IE 17.1-17.4)
Improving Special Ed Experiences Project, 1998
This handbook provides information about how to develop collaborative IEPs in a format that is easily understood by all who might be involved in the IEP process. The format includes information about the collaborative IEP process, stories from families and educators who are working as members of collaborative teams, legal cites from the IDEA ‘97 amendments and the proposed regulations. 50 pages.

The IEP Primer and the Individualized Program: Preschool through Postsecondary Transition (IE 7)
Beverly School and Arlene Cooper, 1997
This resource guide addresses changes mandated in IDEA. IEP and transition plan guidelines are accompainied by practical information on the assessment process, IEP meetings, writing and implementing IEPs, and daily lesson plans. 152 pages.

IEP Team Guide (IE 19)
The Council for Exceptional Children, 1999
This guide provides parents and educators with the resources they need to work together to help students achieve better outcomes. In addition to spelling out IEP basics in clear, concise language, it helps each member of the team understand his or her importance. This is a book that helps parents and educators understand not just the letter of the law, but the spirit of the law as well. 103 pages.

The LD Teacher's IEP Companion: Goals, Strategies, and Activities for LD Students (IE 18)
Molly Lyle, 1998
This is an easy-to-use professional resource filled with hundreds of IEP objectives and activities or strategies for meeting them. This resource will shorten the time needed to plan and write students' IEPs, leaving valuable time for actual teaching. It will also help LD teachers plan lessons for their own classroom or in collaboration with regular educators to meet the needs of students. Includes nine sections of objectives: attention, classroom behavior, literary concepts, math, reading, social interaction and communication, study and organizational skills, transition, and writing. 169 pages.

Legal IEPs: The Common Sense Approach with Barbara Bateman (IE 22)
The Division for Learning Disabilities of The Council for Exceptional Children, 1999
In this video workshop, Dr. Barbara Bateman answers many key questions that have been raised about IEPs since the changes in IDEA and the 1999 regulations. After reviewing the unchanging basics and telling what an IEP is not, she teaches participants about the heart of the IEP: the unique educational needs of the student. She also describes the functional assessment of behavior and the behavior intervention plan. Finally, Bateman provides examples of "wrong-headed" IEPs and shows how they can be made into educationally useful documents for students with special needs. A valuable resource for teachers, parents, administrators, and other professionals. This video is approximately two hours in length.

The IEP Companion: PreK-12 (IE 6)
Carolyn Wilson, Janet Lanza, and Jeannie Evans, 1992 This is a complete resource of IEP goals and objectives. Includes vocabulary, syntax, social skills, thinking, problem-solving, and listening for information. 105 pages.