A structured Program to develop the school shadow and learning support skills and utilize the opportunity to teach children skills, socialization and communicaiton through appropriate support.

This can be accomplished using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by finding opportunities to practice skills in a functional way throughout the day. This requires a trained professional to be able to assess the situation and environment at any given time and support the learning that can be accomplished.

The LSA is will be trained on how to manage problem behavior, assist with academic tasks, facilitate classroom/group participation and last but not least, facilitate appropriate socialization. Although it can be quite demanding and tiresome, it is also extremely rewarding for the individual, their family and the professionals.

  • Essentially, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is a “roadmap” for the students’ education and serves as the cornerstone of a quality education. Each individual who receives special education and related services must have an IEP, as it is an educational programme that is tailored to the specific needs of the individual.

  • The IEP would be developed with input from an individuals parents and a multi-disciplinary team including Regular Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Behavior Analysts, Clinical Psychologists, Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, etc.It creates an opportunity for teachers, parents, school administrators, related services personnel, and students (when appropriate) to work together to improve educational results for children with disabilities.

  • Learning Objectives

  • What is an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)?

  • Discuss the domains of an IEP

  • Selecting Target Skills (behavior, academics, social, etc.)

  • Review sample IEPS

  • Discuss best practice for Writing IEP goals & objectives

  • Discuss measurement and analysis of goals

  • Discuss implementing the IEP