The IEP process is the centerpiece, the heart and soul, of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It is the procedure for fashioning the “free appropriate public education” (FAPE) to which every eligible child who has a disability and needs special education is entitled. This newly revised and enhanced edition is the ultimate guide to understanding IEPs from a legal standpoint. A classic in its field, Better IEPs presents a focused three-step process that zooms in on the individual student and dismisses out of hand the one-size-fits-all approach that is too often mistaken for proper procedure in today’s schools. This book gives educators the confidence and know-how needed to develop competent IEPs.