The IEP considers all aspects of the student learning including academic, functional, adaptive and communication strengths/needs. In the IEP documentation itself there is a place to discuss and address each of these topics/needs. It is kind of impossible to complete the IEP without addressing each of these things. Teachers report on the academic current functioning of the students. Special ed. teachers help evaluate/refer students if there is a need seen for adaptive/communication help.
Specialists such as speech teachers, adaptive p.e., physical therapists and occupational therapists help to determine needs as well.
The IEP considers all aspects of the student learning including academic, functional, adaptive and communication strengths/needs.
The IEP is federal document that helps to ensure that all students, no matter the disability, are not discriminated against and that they are able to receive an appropriate education. This document was designed to help plan a students instruction and to allow input by all parties involved to help ensure that the student receives an appropriate education. Each student should have access to the curriculum in their least restrictive environment. This means that there is no justification for putting a student in a self-contained class if they are able to function in a gen. ed. setting with support.