AAC and the IEP The team in IEP team is a necessity for students with complex communication needs. These students need the expertise of each team member to design a custom education that allows them to make progress towards state educational standards and build communication competence across curriculum areas. This article covers the strengths ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2009
AAC and the IEP
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  • Robin Hurd
    Pittsburgh, PA
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / School-Based Settings / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2009
AAC and the IEP
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2009, Vol. 18, 65-70. doi:10.1044/aac18.2.65
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2009, Vol. 18, 65-70. doi:10.1044/aac18.2.65
Abstract

The team in IEP team is a necessity for students with complex communication needs. These students need the expertise of each team member to design a custom education that allows them to make progress towards state educational standards and build communication competence across curriculum areas. This article covers the strengths each team member brings to the IEP team. Parents bring a long-term perspective of the student; general education teachers bring their knowledge of what curriculum will be covered in the inclusion classroom; and special education teachers bring their training in working with and making adaptations for students with special needs. The article also focuses specifically on ways the speech-language pathologist contributes information on how language is used across the curriculum. A vital part of the role of the SLP on the IEP team is to pinpoint specific areas of language need and to provide teachers with ways to address those areas of need within their curriculum.

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