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Special Needs Services Ministry of Education
Individual Education Plan  I.E.P <ul><li>These guidelines are for schools, parents and specialists. </li></ul><ul><li>They...
Who needs an IEP? <ul><li>Students with special education needs  who require  </li></ul><ul><li>any or all of the followin...
Who is this resource for? <ul><li>Teachers and specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Boards of trustees  </li></ul><ul><li>School ...
The IEP team can also have: Other school personnel principal, assistant principal , other teachers etc. Specialist teacher...
What is an IEP? It is not a document. <ul><li>the complete cycle of  assessment, planning, provision and evaluation </li><...
<ul><li>To make an IEP </li></ul><ul><li>Information is gathered about the student, parents, school and teacher. </li></ul...
2- Transition To Tertiary Main Website :  http://www.transitions.org.nz The government’s  Tertiary Education Strategy  tal...
3-RTLB
<ul><li>Who is an RTLB? </li></ul><ul><li>Usually experienced teachers.  </li></ul><ul><li>A requirement of being appointe...
<ul><li>What do they actually do ? </li></ul><ul><li>1.  Assess the students’ needs by: </li></ul><ul><li>By watching beha...
2. They work with individual students, groups of students, or with the  school system as a whole. 3. Then monitors the pro...
<ul><li>6. An RTLB may :  </li></ul><ul><li>directly teach </li></ul><ul><li>demonstrate a practice to  teachers </li></ul...
Who does an RTLB work with? -Individual or groups of students -Year 0-10 students with ‘moderate’ learning difficulties
<ul><li>RTLB Maori </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the RTLB positions are dedicated to focus on the learning </li></ul><ul><li>n...
4- Special Education Services (SES)
<ul><li>Specialist Education Services provides: </li></ul><ul><li>Services for children and young people. </li></ul><ul><l...
The service providers include :  -  Psychologists - Speech-language therapists - Advisers on deaf children - Early interve...
Funding for special education services comes from  government  and all services provided are  free. I n 2002 SES and Minis...
Inclusive Education
It means: Teaching in ways that do not exclude students, accidentally or intentionally from opportunities to learn.
Strategies for Inclusive Teaching : Communicate Respect, Fairness, and High Expectations - Communicate goals for learning ...
Support Student Success <ul><li>Help students learn: </li></ul><ul><li>How to be successful learners. </li></ul><ul><li>St...
Foster equitable class participation : <ul><li>Plan how the students learning will take place e.g. group work. </li></ul><...
Plan for Diversity in Teaching <ul><li>Be flexible. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider different learning styles. </li></ul><ul><l...
Bibliography www.minedu.govt.nz www.bigeducationape.blogspot.com Image   Sources www.drexel.com www.aliciahughes.net www.p...
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  1. 1. Special Needs Services Ministry of Education
  2. 2. Individual Education Plan I.E.P <ul><li>These guidelines are for schools, parents and specialists. </li></ul><ul><li>They provide- direction, leadership ,Information </li></ul><ul><li>They recognise and celebrate the diverse goals, aims and needs </li></ul><ul><li>of students, families, schools, and communities . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who needs an IEP? <ul><li>Students with special education needs who require </li></ul><ul><li>any or all of the following : </li></ul><ul><li>extra assistance, adapted programmes or learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>specialised equipment or materials to support them in special or </li></ul><ul><li>regular education settings. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who is this resource for? <ul><li>Teachers and specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Boards of trustees </li></ul><ul><li>School senior management </li></ul><ul><li>Parents, caregivers, whanau and family groups </li></ul>
  5. 5. The IEP team can also have: Other school personnel principal, assistant principal , other teachers etc. Specialist teacher Resource Teacher of Students with Hearing Impairment, Learning and Behaviour (RTLB). Specialist service provider staff and other disability, rehabilitation and special needs specialists. Therapist Includes speech-language therapist, occupational therapist, and physiotherapist. Teacher aide
  6. 6. What is an IEP? It is not a document. <ul><li>the complete cycle of assessment, planning, provision and evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>the meeting at which the individual needs of a student are discussed </li></ul><ul><li>a plan for an individual student </li></ul><ul><li>a documented programme for an individual student. </li></ul>It can be: jhjhjhjkhhjjhjhjhkjhkjhkjhjhjhkhkhkjhjkhkhjkhjhjkhjhjhhkjhjkhkjh
  7. 7. <ul><li>To make an IEP </li></ul><ul><li>Information is gathered about the student, parents, school and teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan is outlined </li></ul><ul><li>Roles and responsibilities are allocated </li></ul><ul><li>Focus areas are selected </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement objective or goals, specific learning outcomes are decided </li></ul><ul><li>which must be measurable and achievable. </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptations and modifications to the physical environment are made. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 2- Transition To Tertiary Main Website : http://www.transitions.org.nz The government’s Tertiary Education Strategy talks about equity of access and opportunity for all students. One of the Strategy’s objectives is that increasing numbers of people with impairments should be acquiring skills and qualifications. Funding and grants are available.
  9. 9. 3-RTLB
  10. 10. <ul><li>Who is an RTLB? </li></ul><ul><li>Usually experienced teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>A requirement of being appointed is that you will complete the </li></ul><ul><li>RTLB qualification within 3 years of first being appointed. </li></ul><ul><li>Each RTLB generally works with a ‘cluster’ of schools. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>What do they actually do ? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Assess the students’ needs by: </li></ul><ul><li>By watching behaviour and learning style </li></ul><ul><li>Work completed/not completed; </li></ul><ul><li>By asking teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting - achievement data, medical records; </li></ul><ul><li>observing relationships with peers. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 2. They work with individual students, groups of students, or with the school system as a whole. 3. Then monitors the process and progress of those involved. 4. RTBL adapt what they do to suit the needs of individual students, their families ,whanau, educators and specialists. 5 . Develops a learning programme that overcomes barriers to learning.
  13. 13. <ul><li>6. An RTLB may : </li></ul><ul><li>directly teach </li></ul><ul><li>demonstrate a practice to teachers </li></ul><ul><li>and/or providing some teaching strategies for particular student. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Who does an RTLB work with? -Individual or groups of students -Year 0-10 students with ‘moderate’ learning difficulties
  15. 15. <ul><li>RTLB Maori </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the RTLB positions are dedicated to focus on the learning </li></ul><ul><li>needs of Māori students. </li></ul><ul><li>In some clusters an RTLB (Māori) may work entirely with </li></ul><ul><li>Kura Kaupapa Māori or Te Reo immersion classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative recognises the high number of Māori students </li></ul><ul><li>experiencing learning and behaviour difficulties in regular schools. </li></ul>
  16. 16. 4- Special Education Services (SES)
  17. 17. <ul><li>Specialist Education Services provides: </li></ul><ul><li>Services for children and young people. </li></ul><ul><li>For high levels of needs : behaviour, </li></ul><ul><li>communication, sensory and learning </li></ul><ul><li>difficulties. </li></ul><ul><li>Services are delivered to school, </li></ul><ul><li>home or early childhood centre . </li></ul>
  18. 18. The service providers include : - Psychologists - Speech-language therapists - Advisers on deaf children - Early intervention advisers and teachers - Visiting teachers - Education support workers - Kaitakawaenga - Parent educators - Special education advisers - Special schools
  19. 19. Funding for special education services comes from government and all services provided are free. I n 2002 SES and Ministry of education Special Education Area combined to form Group Special Education(GSE). $$$$
  20. 20. Inclusive Education
  21. 21. It means: Teaching in ways that do not exclude students, accidentally or intentionally from opportunities to learn.
  22. 22. Strategies for Inclusive Teaching : Communicate Respect, Fairness, and High Expectations - Communicate goals for learning . -Consider students prior knowledge -Teach students to value success and how to achieve it. -Use inclusive language -Respond to problems and involve students
  23. 23. Support Student Success <ul><li>Help students learn: </li></ul><ul><li>How to be successful learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for study, class preparation and participation. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish good working relationships. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Foster equitable class participation : <ul><li>Plan how the students learning will take place e.g. group work. </li></ul><ul><li>Set classroom rules and expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>Make the classroom student centred. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Plan for Diversity in Teaching <ul><li>Be flexible. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider different learning styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Match the learning environment to the students. </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge individual learning requirements. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Bibliography www.minedu.govt.nz www.bigeducationape.blogspot.com Image Sources www.drexel.com www.aliciahughes.net www.pearsoned.co.uk http://rtlb.tki.org.nz http://www.ieag.org.nz

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