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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.