Workshop Powerpoint Presentation – The ABC’s (Addressing the Behavioral Concerns) of IEP’s has been designed to increase educators’ knowledge and implementation of addressing behavior and social skills needs on the IEP. The Professional Development supports educators to identify and address a student’s specific behavior and social skill needs throughout the entire development of the IEP. Participants learn how to use and identify replacement skills for negative behaviors in order to write appropriate goals for skill development. The Professional Development ties the FBA (Functional Behavioral Assessment) and BSP (Behavior Support Plan) and IEP goals together. 

  • To sign up for this asynchronous ABCs of the IEP course, please register in PDMS (Course #29044, Section #54128).

ABCs Google Drive

Google Drive – This google drive provides videos on FBAs and BIPs, writing IEP goals, data collection, social skills webinars, and unique educational needs webinars. All ABCs of IEPs workshop presentation materials are housed here.

Data Collection Tools

Engaging Families in IEP process

  • Helping Families Prepare for an IEP Meeting The IEP document is a legal plan for special education which is created by a team of educators and the child’s family. This team meets yearly to create an IEP that provides information about the specifically designed instruction, related services, and other supports for the child. This tip sheet shares some ideas on how families can prepare for the IEP meeting to promote full participation in their child’s education program.
  • Strengthening Family Participation in Addressing Behavior in an IEP  – The IEP contains goals that promote student success, and, if needed, might include goals on ways to improve behavior. As families might find it helpful to plan ahead for IEP meetings, this brief is designed to help families prepare for an IEP meeting with tips to help strengthen the IEP team planning for any needed behavioral goals and supports.
  • Questions for Families to Consider when Concerned about their Child’s Behavior This document is intended to assist families of children with disabilities that already have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in asking questions to learn more about their child’s behavior in school. Some examples of questions families can ask their school are included and organized by the level of behavior concern, followed by a list of additional resources to consider.

Additional Resources Shared During Combo IEP Sessions

Contact Niki Kendall at robertsn@udel.edu with any questions