■ Modifications and accommodations, including those for non-academic and extracurricular activities, must occur, if necessary in the general education environment. The list of examples is extensive. Ask to see the State Department list at your PPT meeting.
■ Functional behavioral plan
IDEA mandates a behavioral intervention plan (BIP) to address the child’s behavior, if it impedes his or her learning or that of others. If necessary, the team may request that a functional behavioral assessment (FBA) be performed by a qualified expert and, subsequently, that a plan be developed and implemented.
The child’s placement (where the IEP will be carried out) must be decided. The placement decision is made by a team, which includes the parents and others who understand the child’s profile, what the evaluation results mean, and what type of placements are appropriate.