Student-Focused Planning

IEP Development, Student Participation, and Planning Strategies

The following Lesson Plan Starters are based on high or acceptable quality intervention studies, in which secondary students were taught a new skills from. http://www.nsttac.org/content/lesson-plan-starters. NSTTAC is a national technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP, CFDA# 84.326J11001) from January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2014. These are public domain lesson plans.

IEP Meeting Involvement

  • IEP Meeting Involvement Using Person-Centered Planning
    Miner, C.A., & Bates, P.E. (1997). The effects of person centered planning activities on the IEP/transition planning process. Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 32, 105-112.
    Lesson Plan 2_27_35
  • IEP Meeting Participation Using Choicemaker Self-Directed IEP (1)
    Allen, S., Smith, A., Test, D., Flowers, C., & Wood, W.(2002). The effects of .self-directed. IEP on student participation in IEP meetings. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 24, 107-120.
    Lesson Plan 1_and_8
  • Transition Planning Involvement Using Take Charge for the Future
    Powers, L.E., Turner, A, Westwood, D., Matuszewski, S., Wilson, R. & Phillips, A. (2001). TAKE CHARGE for the Future: A controlled field-test of a model to promote student involvement in transition planning. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 24, 89-104.
    Lesson Plan 3_29_33
  • IEP Meeting Participation Using Self-Advocacy Strategy (1)
    VanReusen, A.K., Deshler, D.D., & Schumaker, J.B. (1989). Effects of a student participation strategy in facilitating the involvement of adolescents with learning disabilities in the individualized educational program planning process. Learning Disabilities, 1, 23-34.
    Lesson Plan 4_7_37_41

Self-Advocacy Strategy

  • IEP Meeting Participation Using Self-Advocacy Strategy (2)
    Lancaster, P. E., Schumaker, J., & Deshler, D. (2002). The development and validation of an interactive hypermedia program for teaching a self-advocacy strategy to students with disabilities. Learning Disability Quarterly, 25, 277-302.
    Lesson Plan 5
  • IEP Meeting Participation Using Self-Advocacy Strategy (3)
    VanReusen, A. K. & Bos, C. S. (1994). Facilitating student participation in individualized education programs through motivation strategy instruction. Exceptional Children, 60, 466-475.
    Lesson Plan 6
  • IEP Meeting Participation Using Self-Advocacy Strategy (1)
    VanReusen, A.K., Deshler, D.D., & Schumaker, J.B. (1989). Effects of a student participation strategy in facilitating the involvement of adolescents with learning disabilities in the individualized educational program planning process. Learning Disabilities, 1, 23-34.
    Lesson Plan 4_7_37_41

Self-Directed IEP

  • IEP Meeting Participation Using Choicemaker Self-Directed IEP (1)
    Allen, S., Smith, A., Test, D., Flowers, C., & Wood, W. (2002). The effects of .self-directed. IEP on student participation in IEP meetings. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 24, 107-120.
    Lesson Plan 1_and_

LIFE SKILLS INSTRUCTION lesson plans

This document (these lesson plans) were produced under U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Grant No. H326J050004. Marlene Simon-Burroughs served as the project officer. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the positions or polices of the Department of Education. No official endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of any product, commodity, service or enterprise mentioned in this publication is intended or should be inferred. This product is public domain. Authorization to reproduce it in whole or in part is granted. While permission to reprint this publication is not necessary, the citation should be:
National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (2008). Charlotte, NC, NSTTAC-National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center

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