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Preparing Special Needs Students for Real World Success

Graduation is an exciting time for students, and rightly so; high school students begin looking forward to graduation at the start of their senior year. For students with special needs, graduation is an accomplishment that is not to be underestimated. For therapists and special education teams, tracking a student’s progress toward this goal requires cooperation from the student, their teachers, and their parents. The student’s IEP should reflect clearly defined goals that a student can reach to ascertain their progress toward a diploma. In some cases, schools may award a certificate of IEP outlining that a student has met their IEP goals, but not completed the requirements for a diploma. The decision to let a student depart high school without having received a diploma is discussed heavily by all team members involved in the student’s education.

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