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  February 24, 2010


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Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

     Services are informed by the goals. Services are designed to meet the educational needs of the student and to advance the student toward his/her IEP goals in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).

     Supplementary Aids, Services and Program Modifications are provided in the general education environment (GEE). Supplementary Aides and Services do not modify content, process or product, but provide supports and accommodations beyond those provided to all students; for example, a behavior intervention plan (BIP) or specialized equipment.

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      Special Education Services are the specially designed instruction that accomplishes the IEP goals, delivered by the program specialist; in this case, the gifted education specialist.

     The B. Special Education Services indicated as I - indirect are not used in the calculation for LRE - Least Restrictive Environment. Services indicated as D - direct are used in the calculation. However, the LRE for students coded as Gifted - GF and Exceptional Gifted - EC, are not included in federal reporting of LRE.

      Related Services enable students to benefit from special education services. An example would be speech therapy.

Additional Resources

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

National Research Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development

West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning
Building 6, Room 304
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Charleston, WV 25305
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