• Special Education Services and Programs (Chapter 14)

    Individualized Education Program (IEP)
    An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written plan for the appropriate education of an exceptional student. The IEP is based on the Evaluation Report and is developed by the special education staff and the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s). The IEP contains the plan for the educational program via goals and objectives along with the specially designed instruction necessary to achieve those goals and objectives. Any support for school personnel and related services needed to assist the student in benefiting from or gaining access to a special education program and regular education program will be specified. The IEP is revised at least annually.

    A range of educational placements is available to meet the individual needs of each student in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). Depending upon the IEP, students may require supportive intervention within the regular classroom, supplemental intervention in an itinerant/resource room setting or part-time or full-time placement either within or outside of the regular school building or district.

    Northeastern School District operates Gifted Support, Learning Support, Emotional Support, Speech and Language Suppport and Psychological Services in each of the district buildings. Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Life Skills Support, Blind or Visually Impaired Support, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Support, Multi-Handicapped Support and Autistic Programming are provided in conjunction with the Lincoln Intermediate Unit.

    At each step in determining the student’s IEP, parents have the right to disagree with the recommendations. Parents are informed in writing (Procedural Safeguards) of their rights at each step of the process.

    Individualized Education Program (IEP)

    Speech/Language Terminology

    Communication is a transfer of:
    • knowledge
    • ideas via language
    • opinions
    Language is a formalized method of communication consisting of:
    • Signs and symbols representing ideas.
    • Rules governing signs and symbols.
    • Receptive language: reading and listening (message is received and decoded)
    • Expressive language: writing and speaking (message is encoded or produced)
    • Vocal or spoken production of language
    • Motor production of speech sounds is known as articulation.

    Speech Sound Development Chart