Monday, February 25, 2008
Visual Glossary Attachments to IEPS and Educational Evaluations
A few years ago I started adding visual glossary attachments to IEPS and Educational Evaluations. These glossaries are simple to create. For the IEPs I write down all of the equipment a student uses in a day or week, such as a supine stander, a wheelchair tray, a maroon spoon, a Jelly Bean switch, dycem, wrist splints, etc. Then I go to the website of the vendor of each item, cut and paste an image, the description of the item, the name of the item and the website to a word processor document. Once it is complete I attach it to the IEP. That way parents and administrators have an image of what we are talking about and if the student moves the receiving teachers and therapists will know what we are using.
For educational evaluations I do the same thing for any equipment, assistive technology or specific curriculum I am recommending.