Have you ever had that moment where you sit down to write an IEP and feel stuck when you get to the PLAAFP section? Even if you have been working with a student for a while, do you still struggle to come up with objective strengths and needs? No…just me? 😂
In our latest podcast episode, we chat honestly about our previous struggles with writing present levels. The reality is that without having comprehensive data about a student’s communication strengths and needs, the rest of the IEP is impossible to write. This makes it a painful process and one that we have half-a$$ed our way through in the past because we didn’t have the data we needed to write a quality treatment plan. We know the IEP is not just a paperwork hoop to jump through. This is the student’s story and one where we need to spend time discussing how they are doing right now so that we can provide them with the appropriate supports they need to be successful. While our intentions are good, our systems may have failed us.
If this is something that you have ever struggled with, or just want to hear some ways to make the process less painful, then this episode is for you!
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