Share This Article
ISP stands for Individualized Service Plan. It is a plan designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities to provide them with equal access and opportunity in education. The ISP team works closely with parents, teachers, school administrators, related service providers, and other professionals to ensure that each child’s educational program meets their unique needs.
An Individualized Service Plan (ISP) is a written document that identifies the special education and related services, supplementary aids and services, program modifications, accommodations, or supports that are necessary for your child. It also includes information about how these will be provided to your child.
The ISP is developed by a team of people who understand both general education and the unique needs of students with disabilities. This team may include parents or guardians, teachers, and school administrators.
The team can also involve specialists such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, or speech-language pathologists. Other staff members who provide support services to children with disabilities can be a part of this team. When public school officials place a student in a private school under Part B of IDEA, representatives from private schools can also help in the transition.
An Individualized Service Plan is created for each student individually. It outlines the services and accommodations each one of them will receive in school, as well as their goals and objectives. The ISP should be reviewed annually by the stakeholders and updated according to the student’s needs.
ISP also includes information about how progress toward goals will be measured and reported to the stakeholders. Schools need to have an ISP because it helps them meet their obligation under federal law to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for all students.