Special Factors in IEP Development

IEP and Special Factors to consider

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) lists five special factors that the IEP team must consider in the development, review, and revision of each child’s IEP. 

The discussion below will highlight the importance of these special factors in the education of children with disabilities and the need for individualized consideration of these factors in IEP development and revision. The special factors are:

Accommodations vs modifications: Wait, they’re not the same?

accommodations and modifications

Being able to provide ample opportunities for success to all students requires a clear understanding of the needs of each individual student. Every student has a unique learning style, and some students require more help than others. Students who receive special education services have a plan in place to identify the type of support(s) that’s needed.

New to Disability?

New to Disability?

Has a child’s disability recently touched your life?  Are you visiting our website today looking for information about that disability? Would you like to find organizations and people that can help address the disability-related questions and concerns you may have? You've come to the right place!

Can Physical Education Services be Denied?

Can Physical Education Services be Denied?

Hot off the presses - please see the attached two OSEP letters related to Physical Education services (PE). PE services, specially designed if necessary, are required to be available if appropriate as part of special education in IDEA 2004. The Center for Disability Health and Adapted Physical Activity recently requested clarification from OSEP related to these services.