A Teacher’s Guide to IEP

This course was designed for teachers who want to learn more about individualized education plans. Teacher education programs are filled with so much information and they typically only have time to briefly discuss IEP s. Many teachers leave their training feeling underprepared for them.

Dr. Kathryn Garforth takes you to step by step through the IEP process, helps you understand your student’s needs, explains the terminology, and helps you prepare for future IEP meetings.

The course will cover the following topics:
–       introduction to individualized education plans
–       the IEP process
–       how to understand your student’s unique learning needs
–       accommodations and modifications
–       goals and objectives
–       review of other terms you will come across during IEP s
–       preparing for your next IEP meeting

You will have unlimited access to the 13 hours of videos in this course.


Intro to IEP

  • Intro
  • What is an IEP
  • Who are they For
  • Why are they look like
  • What does it mean for your student
  • Exit/Overview

IEP Process

  • Intro
  • Identification & Assessment
  • Planning
  • Program & Support
  • Evaluation
  • Reporting
  • Exit / Overview

Understanding your Student

  • Intro
  • Understanding your Student’s DX
  • Reports
  • Explaining your Student’s Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Explaining your Student’s Past & Future
  • Exit / Overview

Accommodations & Modifications

  • Intro
  • Adaptations
  • Modifications
  • How are they different?
  • What do they mean?
  • What is best for my Child?
  • Exit / Overview

Goals and Objectives

  • Intro
  • How are they Different?
  • Creating good Goals and Objectives
  • What do they mean for my student?
  • How many
  • Exit / Overview

Other Terms

  • Intro
  • Advocacy & Self Advocacy
  • Transition Plan
  • Mainstreaming VS Special Education
  • Least Restrictive Environment
  • Inclusion VS Integration
  • Behaviour Intervention Plan (BIP)
  • Exit / Overview

Your IEP Meeting

  • Intro
  • What to expect
  • who will be there
  • IEP Binder
  • Who should you take
  • IEP Meeting Bag
  • Exit / Overview


“You will learn much more than what is listed in the course outline. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable and approachable. She is “on the pulse” of all things relating to learning differences…plus she has lived it…all sides of it. In my opinion, experience is king. If this is your career path you need to know Dr. G”


About the Business

Garforth Education welcomes clients of all ages and with different academic needs including learning disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, and low incidence special needs.

At Garforth Education, we believe that everybody has a unique learning profile with different strengths and challenges. When considering this profile to design a personalized education plan, it is possible to find a pathway to success at any age.

Garforth Education








Located in Richmond BC
Servicing British Columbia, Canada, & beyond!

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