Special Education Law: IDEA, IEPs, 504s, CSEs & Planning

Do you know your special education law? Learn important information for teachers on Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 504 plans and CSEs. Find out how to write and carry out an IEP, work with parents and school boards and much more. What sort of benefits are you and your students entitled to? How do you get assistive technology for your classroom? Read about these issues and more here.

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  • Using Accommodations to Full Advantage
    One common problem students with special needs face is imply not using their allowed accommodations such as longer test time, etc. Learn why this is such an issue and how you can help overcome it.
  • Helping Students With Special Needs to Prepare for Various Test Formats
    One of the easier things you can do to help students with special needs perform better on tests is to simply familiarize students with the test format. Here are some tips on modifying your teaching to get students prepared for testing.
  • The Mental Mind Set of Students with Special Needs
    Many students with special needs want to do well on exams, but face a multitude of challenges. Some of which are low self-esteem and text anxiety. Learn tips on building up your student's confidence and decreasing their stress levels.
  • Increasing Test Scores on State Benchmark Exams: Tips for Students with Special Needs
    The last thing a Special Education teacher should do is expect students with special needs to perform the same as a typical student in all areas. Instead, learn effective techniques to help these students improve confidence, self-esteem and test-taking skills.
  • Proposed Changes to the DSM V: What Does This Mean for Students?
    One of the proposed changes to the DSM V includes updating the criteria for diagnosing Autism. Many are worried that the new standards will no longer include students currently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Is this a real concern?
  • The Classroom Edition of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales
    Special education teachers can measure, monitor, and improve the social skills of special needs children with the help of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales. The Classroom Edition is the most accessible for teachers to use in the assessment of student's social skills in the classroom.
  • Developing IEP Goals for Verbal Intelligence
    Create situations that encourage expressive language when designing verbal intelligence goals. Allow learners to reason throughout the day by expressing their thoughts on real events and experiences.
  • Creating IEP Goals on Decision-Making & Goal Setting
    Decision-making skills and problem-solving skills are not the same thing. Skillful decisions are required with each step of the problem-solving process, when creating IEP decision-making goals. These decisive actions systematically analyze the situation.
  • Familiar With Special Education's IEP Process? Take Our Quiz to Reacquaint Yourself
    Do you realize that writing an IEP involves a number of people? Each of them contribute details about carrying out the learning plan for a special education learner. Test what you know about the IEP legal document writing process that leads to an appropriate child placement decision.
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