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IEP Discussion Guide Webinars

This is a series of webinars designed for parents, family members, teachers, and service providers to use in conjunction with the IEP Discussion Guide for school-age students who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing. You can read and use the guide today! Language and Communication Focused IEP (PDF)

The webinars are based on real-life IEPs and IEP meetings. Please use them to help you prepare for your own IEPs. 

All videos include American Sign Language (ASL), spoken English, closed captions, and descriptive transcripts.

Special thanks to the following community members for their help and participation in producing the IEP Discussion Guide Webinars. 

  • Kelly Anderson
  • Sheridan and Norah Anderson
  • Susan Boinis
  • Adan Burke
  • Jay Fehrman
  • Sahra Geed and Sekeriye
  • Jenna, Justin, and Javanna Johnson
  • Susan Lane-Outlaw
  • Mai Lor
  • Ann Mayes
  • Nanette McDevitt
  • Anna Paulson
  • Anne Sittner Anderson
  • Mary and Luke Stadelman
  • Jody Waldo
  • Digiterp Solutions
IEP Discussion Guide: Introduction
7:28
10/22/2017
Narrated by Adan Burke. Adan is a Deaf parent of a Deaf daughter who attends second grade. She uses sign language, works with an interpreter, and uses a cochlear implant. In this video, he provides the introduction of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Discussion Guide video series.
IEP Discussion Guide: How Hearing Loss Affects Communication Access
6:54
09/21/2017
Narrated by Jody Waldo. Jody is a parent of a deaf son who is attending college and using American Sign Language (ASL). In this video, she covers the section of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Discussion Guide that helps parents and IEP team members consider the impact of hearing loss on the student's communication and language access.
IEP Discussion Guide: Opportunities for Direct Instruction & Communication
8:36
10/23/2017
Narrated by Mai Lor. Mai is a parent of a three-year-old daughter who has a hearing loss in both ears and wears a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) on one side and a behind-the-ear hearing aid on the other side. In this video, she covers the section of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Discussion Guide that helps parents and IEP team members consider opportunities for direct communication with teachers, peers, and other staff in the child's language.
IEP Discussion Guide: What Specific Data is Available
4:50
06/27/2017
Narrated by Adan Burke. Adan is a Deaf parent of a Deaf daughter who attends second grade. She uses sign language, works with an interpreter, and uses a cochlear implant. In this video, he covers the section of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Discussion Guide that helps parents and IEP team members consider the data they have about the student's present level of academic and social language.
Mock IEP Meeting: Preparing for a Re-Evaluation
10:50
10/16/2017
A mock IEP meeting with a Deaf fifth-grade student named Javanna who uses American Sign Language (ASL) as her main mode of communication. Attending the IEP meeting is Javanna, her father (Justin Johnson), a school administrator (Susan Lane-Outlaw) and Javanna's teacher (Nanette McDevitt). During this IEP meeting, they discuss testing where Javanna is at in terms of her writing and reading skills.
IEP Discussion Guide: Co-Occuring Disabilities
8:01
09/27/2017
Narrated by Ann Mayes. Ann is a parent of a deaf son who is in the workforce. In this video, she covers the section of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Discussion Guide that helps parents and IEP team members consider the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students with co-occurring disabilities.
Mock IEP Meeting: A Student with Special Needs
21:01
09/30/2017
A mock IEP meeting with a mom of a second-grade student with special needs (Sekeriye). Attending the IEP meeting is Sekeriye's mom, a school administrator (Jay Fehrman), a Somali interpreter, a classroom teacher (Nanette McDevitt), a special needs teacher (Kelly Anderson), and an interpreter (Susan Boinis).
IEP Discussion Guide: Other Educationally Relevant Needs
6:08
10/23/2017
Narrated by Mai Lor. Mai is a parent of a three-year-old daughter who has a hearing loss in both ears and wears a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) on one side and a behind-the-ear hearing aid on the other side. In this video, she covers the section of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Discussion Guide that helps parents and IEP team members consider other educationally relevant needs such as academic skills, self-advocacy, and social and emotional development.
Mock IEP Meeting: A Middle School Student
9:23
10/23/2017
A mock IEP meeting with a hard of hearing seventh-grade student named Norah who uses spoken English as her main mode of communication and is interested in learning American Sign Language (ASL). Attending the IEP meeting is Norah, her mother (Sheridan Anderson), a school administrator (Jay Fehrman), Norah's teacher (Jody Waldo), and an interpreter (Susan Boinis).
IEP Discussion Guide: What Should be Considered After Graduation
8:36
10/24/2017
Narrated by Ann Mayes. Ann is a parent of a deaf son who is in the workforce. In this video, she covers the section of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Discussion Guide that helps parents, IEP team members, and student think about and plan for what happens after high school graduation.
Mock IEP Meeting: Transition Planning
15:21
09/28/2017
A mock IEP meeting with a deaf eleventh-grade student named Luke who uses both spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL). Attending the IEP meeting is Luke, his mother (Mary), a school administrator (Susan Lane-Outlaw), Luke's teacher (Anna Paulson), and an interpreter (Susan Boinis). The main topic of this IEP meeting is to prepare for Luke's transition to college after he graduates from high school.
IEP Guide: PLAAFP
9:21
09/14/2017
Narrated by Jody Waldo. Jody is a parent of a deaf son who is attending college and using American Sign Language (ASL). In this video, she covers the section of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Discussion Guide that helps parents and IEP team members consider the Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance Statement (PLAAFP). She also explains what PLAAFP is.
IEP Discussion Guide: Summary
5:43
10/22/2017
Narrated by Ann Mayes. Ann is a parent of a deaf son who is in the workforce. In this video, she provides the summary of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Discussion Guide Video Series.
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