A Student-Directed Individualized Education Program Model

Created by David J. Royer

The Foldable IEP graphic organizersThank you for your interest in My IEP. In the original 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 flashdrive:

Templates Folding graphic organizer templates. Print as many as you need for the students on your caseload.
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 My IEP curriculum.
Step-by-step demonstration videos on how to make each folding graphic organizer.
Video Placemat Step-by-step demonstration video to make a 'placemat' students can use to keep graphic organizers in order during the meeting.
PPT Additional resources, including IEP invitations for the student to distribute, accommodations and assistive-technology checklist, name tent template, and more.

Original Study

The original quasi-experimental study showed the My IEP curriculum (then called The Foldable IEP) to be effective at a Title 1 high school in Southern California that primarily serviced students who were culturally and linguistically diverse. Students who used My IEP curriculum:

Ninth grade students were participants in the initial study, and if you are interested in participating in current studies under way or in future studies to explore using My IEP at various grade levels and with students who have various abilities, please contact david.royer at To learn more about the original study and the benefits to students leading their IEP meeting, please see the article published October 19, 2016 in Exceptionality at

How to Purchase

The entire My IEP® content comes on a USB flash drive formatted to work with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Each My IEP purchased is for the sole use of the individual who purchased it. Sharing the curriculum with others or printing materials 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.

Currently, My IEP is not for individual unit sale, as we have an active research project to support increased usability and feasibility of the curriculum. If you would be interested in learning more about this research opportunity and testing the latest version of My IEP with one or more students, please send an email and we will share the informed consent letter with you detailing the study opportunity. · Site updated December 2023