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.
A student’s IEP is often their lifeline to academic, social, and emotional success. Incorporating assistive technology into this plan helps to strengthen that lifeline. Writing good goals will help evaluate progress and effectiveness objectively.
Children with autism have specific sensory issues, that need to be addressed in order to help them learn. Here’s how you can create sensory integration IEP goals that are defined in terms of time, number or results.
How do you know if a student is meeting his or her IEP goals? Charting progress can be tricky if you aren’t keeping data. Find ideas for simple progress tracking and a sample form here.
Turning data into measurable objectives and goals can be a difficult task. Learn about gathering information for IEP goals and find sample objectives and goals in the areas of reading and math for primary level students.
IEP goals in written expression should include individual goals in various areas including content, fluency and focus. The following sample goals for writing can be used for primary level students with needs in the area of written expression.
When a child isn’t able to keep up with homework or in-class assignments, parents and general education teachers may decide to investigate further. What are the steps for referring a student for a special education evaluation? Find out here.
Learn how to use vendor and manufacturer’s programs, Medicaid, private insurance, school districts, charitable organizations, and tax-advantaged accounts as resources for funding adaptive equipment for people with disabilities.
Learn what least restrictive environment is, why the law requires it and how it is determined. Also, get an overview of the full continuum of special education placements.
This article looks back on the Dignity for All Students Act, which became New York State Law in 2010. This law amended the New York Education Law in order to prohibit harassment against all students in school, including those with disabilities.