Published by: Kentucky Special Education Cooperatives, August 2003
IEP and Lesson Plan Development Handbook of Specially Designed Instruction and Supplementary Aids and Services
In designing an Individual Education Program (IEP) for a student, the ARC must determine specific instructional strategies that teachers must use and the supplementary aids and services that the student needs in order for the student to have access to the Program of Studies (i.e., the general program).
This handbook is one resource that provides some examples of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) and Supplementary Aids and Services (SAS) that might be used to support the student’s goals, benchmarks, and objectives on his/her IEP.
After the IEP is written, both the special education teacher and the general education teacher must implement the plan for the student. The second section of this handbook has similar instructional strategies, but they are grouped in a different way to provide an alternative access. These modifications and adaptations can be made regarding the purpose and appropriateness of the task, the complexity of the task, the size of the task, the time allotted, the pace, the environment, the order of learning, the procedures and routines, the resources and materials, the application and demonstration of knowledge, the level of support and independence, participation, and motivation.