A Student-Directed Individualized Education Program Model

Created by David J. Royer, M.S.


The Foldable IEP graphic organizersThank you for your interest in My IEP®. In a 2010-2011 quasi-experimental study, using the My IEP® curriculum raised student active participation (as measured by percentage of talk time) in IEP meetings from a mean of 2.15% to 36.78%! Special education teacher talk time was also reduced, from 46.95% to 22.92%. My IEP® meetings were shorter, students recalled significantly more IEP knowledge, and parents, students, teachers, and school staff were happier.

My IEP® is easy to teach to your whole class, small group, or one-on-one using the contents of the multimedia CD-ROM:

Templates Folding graphic organizer templates. Print as many as you need for the students in your classroom.
Lesson Plan Scripted lesson plans in Essential Elements of Effective Instruction (EEEI) format.
Video Authentic video example of a student leading her IEP meeting using the My IEP® curriculum.
Step-by-step demonstration videos on how to make each template.
Video Placemat Step-by-step demonstration video to make a 'placemat' that students use to keep their graphic organizers in order during the meeting (or you may purchase a pre-made one below).
PPT Additional resources, including a self-advocacy slideshow, IEP invitations for the student to distribute, accommodations and assistive-technology checklist, name tent template, and more.

Original Study

The original 2010-2011 quasi-experimental study showed the My IEP® curriculum (then called The Foldable IEP) to be effective at a Title I high school in Southern California that primarily services students who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Students who used the curriculum:

Although ninth grade students were involved in this initial study, My IEP® would work equally well for middle school and high school students in any grade level who are in RSP, as well as for most students in any mild/moderate special education program. To learn more about the study and the need for students in special education to increase self-advocacy and self-determination through the leading of their IEP meeting, read the full text of the original study below.

   ¬†Read the full quasi-experimental study online (ProQuest library access required).
   ¬†Download the full text of the original study (PDF - 786kb)

Council for Exception Children (CEC) 2012 Convention

The results of the initial quasi-experimental study were shared with special educators around the world at CEC's April 2012 national convention in Denver, Colorado. View the slideshow below, then share it with your special education department administer and your school district!

    PowerPoint Presentation (9.9mb)
    PowerPoint Notes PDF (516kb)

How to Purchase

The entire My IEP® content comes on one CD-ROM formatted to work with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Each CD-ROM purchased is for the sole use of the individual who purchased it. Sharing the disc with others or printing materials from the disc for others is a violation of the limited use license agreement. If your special education department or school district is interested in purchasing multiple copies at a discount, please send an email with the details of your request.



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plus any applicable California sales tax

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My IEP® Placemat

$19.95 each
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Site updated December 4, 2012