Special Education Law: IDEA, IEPs, 504s, CSEs & Planning (page: 2 of 10)

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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.
  • A Shift in Special Education Assessment to Embrace Multiple Intelligences
    Special learners' instructors are tempted to “teach test answers" for standardized achievement exams. However, multiple intelligences theory promotes that students personally compose an essay about their reading, instead of answering multiple-choice questions about it.
  • Redefining Achievement and Success to Advance Special Learners
    The improvement of special education students has to entail engagement along with achievement to define success. The learner's potential individually and overall well-being are significant factors when ascertaining a positive outcome.
  • Why Can't Fido Go to School With Frankie? Are Service Dogs Being Under Utilized?
    Service dogs give valuable assistance to disabled children in various ways; alerting them to danger or opening doors. Are schools that bar these working dogs discriminating against special needs children? Do they violate the ADA by refusing the dogs access? Here's one side of the story.
  • 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.
  • Present Levels of Performance: Checklist for the IEP (Individual Education Program)
    The IEP is a legal document that includes the current evaluation of how a student's disability impacts his/her participation and progress in the general education classroom. Find specific examples of present levels of performance and other important parts of the IEP.
  • 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.
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