Special Education Law: IDEA, IEPs, 504s, CSEs & Planning
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Are IDEA Provisions Available for Private School Students? The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is obligated to make provisions for special needs students enrolled in public schools. Some parents prefer to place their children in private schools, but are unclear as to whether special education services are covered under IDEA guidelines.
Behavioral Treatment and Management Plans Managing behaviors can be challenging whether working with individuals with disabilities, mental health diagnoses or other needs. Targeting behaviors to support client, or student, success will benefit all stakeholders involved in treatment or educational services.
Using the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale to Screen Autism Autism is one of the most prevalent psychological disorders of children. To effectively help the autistic child, the first crucial step is identifying the symptoms. One reliable assessment tool is the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale or VABS.
Extended School Year Services For Special Education Students Some special education students qualify for extended school year services, which allow them to receive educational support during the summer break. These special education services are offered based on the likelihood of a student experiencing a regression in skills during the time away from school.
A Guide to FAPE Education The public school system is required to provide every child with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). Education specifications are determined once the teacher has defined their students' needs and determine where they are best able to have them met.
Discussing the Assistive Technology Act While technology has become more important in people's everyday lives, it has always been a useful tool to help students with disabilities reach their educational goals and function in required settings. The Assistive Technology Act was developed to define and meet the needs of those students.