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IEP Writing Strategies – Summer Institute 2019

Due to popular demand, this course being held on July 11 has filled.

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This course is offered during our Dyslexia Academy for Educators week

In this one day course, participants can expect to walk away with strategies, templates and concepts that they can immediately implement in their IEP writing practice. This course will review the essential components of an IEP. Included in the day-long course: discussion of the difference between PLEP A and B, the importance and impact of the disability statement, and strategies for determining goal focus areas and measurable objectives. Attention will be given to the difference between accommodations, modifications, and specially designed instruction for students with specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia. Emphasis will also be placed on writing effective current performance statements.

Models and templates will be used to guide participants with concepts they might use in their own IEP writing practice. Anticipated changes to the IEP process and format will also be presented, yet given that these have not been determined by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) these will likely remain theoretical pending final decision by DESE.



This course is appropriate for educators and administrators at all levels.



Participants are encouraged to bring or have access to real IEPs (identifying information redacted before attendance at the workshop), to compare presented strategies to real-world situations.

Course Information

5 Hours/PDPs
Dates/Time Price
July 11, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

Teachers Say...

Over 99% of educators felt that their Outreach Summer Institute seminar provided them with useful information that they could apply to their everyday classroom responsibilities.

About the Instructor

Allan Blume, MEd, MSEd, EdS

Allan Blume is an educational consultant who works with schools across Massachusetts. He has guided school personnel with understanding and implementing individualized education programs, disability awareness, special education process, inclusion, eligibility, Section 504, linking instruction to standards, district evaluation of inclusion and special education provision as well as assisting school districts with the creation and editing of their District Curriculum Accommodation Plans. Allan was an associate professor of practice at Simmons University in the Department of Special Education for 23 years where he taught courses on the laws and regulations of special education, IEP development, special education administration and practicum and seminar for pre-service educators. Prior to his work at Simmons, he taught for 18 years as a special education teacher in collaboratives and public schools working with students with moderate and intensive special education needs.

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