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Choosing Outcomes and Accommodations for Children (COACH): A Guide to Educational Planning for Students with Disabilities, 3rd Ed.
Cloninger, C.J., Giangreco, M.F., Iverson, V.S. ( 1998)
Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

COACH is an educational planning guide for students aged 3-21 that gives a step-by-step process for professionals and families to help collaborate on individualized educational plans. COACH promotes plans with opportunities for students with developmental disabilities.

  1. mlouismnu-edu says:

    The COACH model provides a variety of informal assessments to help the IEP team deveolp IEP's for students.  It includes 2-major parts, the IEP development section as well as strategies to implement the COACH model individually with each student.  I like how it informally collects data that helps the IEP team create the most individualized and accommodating plan for each student.

  2. leahmggmail-com says:

    This informal guide is comprehensive, including infiormation focused on students aged 3-21.  It helps the entire IEP team collaborate and come up with plans for students with cognitive delays. 

  3. ramarlowmnu-edu says:

    The COACH assessment tool helps IEP team member identify and decide what is most important for a student who is transitioning into adulthood.  It is organized in two sections that address IEP development and a section that identifies strategies to implement individually with each student.  It is comprised of a variety of informal assessments.  The collected data aids IEP teams in developing the most individualized and accommodating plan for each student.

  4. jwehrli-wehrligmail-com says:

    In my opinion, this is more of a formal assessment.  It allows for a family interview to give their outlook on student from their perspective.  The student is assessed by what they can and can not do.  There are many different areas and outcomes that are assessed.  I don't believe it gives a good overview of the student, just yes or no.  It doesn't provide areas for the inbetween, no rubric to determine if they are able to do so or not.


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