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Related to Special Education Services

Description of Services for IHPT
Definition of Services
2012-2013 District Parent Training Calendar

In-Home and Community-Based Training and Parent/Family Training are two separate related services that any child who receive special education services may qualify.

Qualification Criteria: A needs assessment will be conducted to determine if In-Home and Community-Based Training and/or Parent/Family Training are needed. In-Home and Community-Based Training assesses if the student needs assistance with the acquisition of social/behavioral skills and identifies whether there is a lack of generalization of learned IEP skills across settings. Parent/Family Training assesses skills necessary for the child to succeed in the home/community settings and facilitates parental carryover of in-home training.

Autism Supplement: In-home training or viable alternatives and parent training, must be considered in the IEP for children with an eligibility of Autism in the Autism Supplement.

Viable Alternatives: The campus teacher works with the parents and child, sharing information, materials, and/or strategies. The ARD committee may also determine other alternatives as viable for addressing specific individual needs. Furthermore, Plano ISD offers specific trainings to parents each month. A calendar outlining the dates of these trainings is provided below.

Parent training: A trainer works with the parent on specific goals in the family’s home, at school or in the community. Your child may or may not be present.

In-home training: A trainer works with the child on specific behavioral, communication or social goals, in the family’s home or in the community, with the parent(s) present to observe.

When a child qualifies for one or both of these related services:
• A timeline is established by the ARD committee, determining the frequency, duration and location of sessions and a time frame for the services to be completed within.
• A trainer will contacts the family to set up meeting dates/times.
• The trainer will visit the family’s home to help them implement the specific strategies recommended by the ARD committee.
• Sessions generally last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending upon the ARD committee decision.

Parents are Partners: The goal for in-home and parent training is to assist the family in implementing strategies through modeling and feedback, eventually handing the implementation off to the family. Children are successful with the proper supports in place.

Leslie Schroeder
Team Leader

Cara Speicher
In-Home / Parent Trainer

Amy Brown

Tracy McCain
In-Home / Parent Trainer

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