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Students with disabilities talk about their educational journey and how participating and leading their IEP increased their self-determination skills. SLPs can be a key team member in the IEP process. Tips and strategies for SLPs to encourage and support IEP participation are highlighted.

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Why is it important?

Self-determination is an essential skill for all people. For students with disabilities, involvement in their IEP is a great step in becoming more self-determined and making a successful transition into adult life.

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This page is a summary of: Student-Led Individualized Education Programs: A Gateway to Self-Determination, Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, January 2024, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2023_lshss-23-00079.
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