Special Education Law: IDEA, IEPs, 504s, CSEs & Planning (page: 3 of 10)

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  • Assessing Infants and Children with VABS
    The VABS is a popular assessment tool to evaluate the social skills of minors, usually from preschool to 18 years old. But there is another version of the VABS that can be utilized to assess the development of infants and toddlers.
  • IDEA Accommodations for Students with Physical Disabilities
    Students come into classrooms with all kinds of physical shapes, sizes and physical disabilities. Students with physical disabilities are provided with accommodations and lesson modifications under IDEA 2004. In this article, teachers can find tips to accommodate students with physical disabilities.
  • Effective IEP Teams: Collaborating for Success
    Anyone involved in the education of exceptional students understands the necessity of collaboration. Read on to learn key components of effective IEP teams that will increase the likelihood of student success.
  • Meaning of the Least Restrictive Environment
    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.
  • Writing Operative IEP Goals With Assistive Technology Standards
    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.
  • The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale and Special Needs Students
    Psychologists have found that the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale is an effective assessment tool for identifying various special needs of children. It is usually administered in clinical settings, but today teachers can utilize the third edition.
  • Parent and Teacher Collaboration in Special Ed
    Research supports the need for additional training to bring parents and school professionals together in the special education process. Outside intervention can facilitate understanding and partnership amongst parents and school personnel.
  • How to Integrate Sensory Goals into a Child's IEP
    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.
  • The Effect of IDEA for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities
    All children with specific learning disabilities have the right to a free appropriate public education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, addresses these concerns and presents strategies for educators to ensure that all children learn in the least restrictive environment.
  • Special Education Transition Planning Using a Sample Plan
    If you need to know exactly how to make a transition plan, you are in luck! Here's a sample with detailed entries to help with special education transition planning. Continue reading for full details.
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