Three Levels for IE Standard, for recipients ages 4th grade to adult
There are three levels in the IE Standard curriculum. A common model proposed for students in the United States is to use one level for each grade (for example, 4th through 6th or 6th through 8th). Teachers are trained over a three-year period, ideally, with one level being introduced each year. Students at the implementation sites have IE classes for one and a half to two hours per week, throughout the academic year. During the implementation process, the SCEL trainer makes regular site visits to provide support for the IE teachers or instructors and is available for consultation as needed.
Two Levels for IE Basic, for recipients ages three through 3rd grade
Implementation models for IE Basic are more flexible then the model for IE Standard. Instructors trained to use the IE Basic instruments are encouraged to select those that are most appropriate for their students.
Two Levels for the LPAD
SCEL also trains teachers to administer the LPAD. Training for LPAD is provided in two levels, with each requiring a minimum of 45 hours of study with a certified LPAD trainer. Training sessions in the LPAD are scheduled at the Southeastern Center annually to complement our IE summer training schedule. In addition, training in LPAD is available upon the request of clients.