In some cases special education services may need to be sought out after a student sustains a brain injury. Research shows that only 2% of students with a brain injury are referred for special education services, when in fact 16% would benefit from these services.
An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is written by the special education teacher once the student has been found eligible for special education services. An IEP is a legal document that outlines what the school system is going to provide the student to ensure that they are given the best opportunities to learn within the confines of their documented disability.
Examples of IEPs
Here are two example IEPs with some notes that may be helpful:
- IEP for Ages 6-15
- IEP for Ages 16-21 commonly referred to as a Transition IEP
For more information for parents, view the Parent Guide to Special Education put out by North Dakota's Department of Public Instruction.
NDBIN is here to help you understand the process that comes with special education. Contact Carly Endres at carly.endres@UND.edu or (701) 777-8004 for additional assistance.