Module 2: Key Changes in IDEA

      by Lisa Küpper and Theresa Rebhorn National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) English only slideshow Handouts for Participants in both English and Spanish June 2007 Module 2 is designed for audiences who are familiar with earlier versions of IDEA and who would like to know what changes were made in its reauthorization in 2004. With these training materials, you can learn … [Read more...]

Module 10: Initial Evaluation and Reevaluation

by Lisa Küpper and Theresa Rebhorn NICHCY | National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities March 2007 **Este módulo está disponible en español: Evaluación Inicial y la Reevaluación Module 10 builds atop the introduction presented in Module 9 and looks at the specific requirements of IDEA regarding: the initial evaluation of a child suspected of having a disability, how the results are applied to determining the child's eligibility … [Read more...]

Module 11: Identification of Children with Specific Learning Disabilities

by Patricia Hozella Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education April 2007 English only slideshow Handouts for Participants in both English and Spanish Module 11 looks closely at the process by which schools identify that a child has a specific learning disability (LD). While all of the requirements discussed in Modules 9 and 10 also apply to evaluating a child for the presence of LD, there are many additional requirements … [Read more...]

Module 16: Children Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools

by Sheila Friedman, Ed.D.Office of Special Education ProgramsU.S. Department of Education August 2007 English only slideshow Handouts for Participants in English and in Spanish When parents elect to send their child with a disability to a private school at their own expense (even a religious school), the State still has obligations with respect to addressing the child's disability.  While those obligations are not the same as what's required for … [Read more...]

Module 17: Introduction to Procedural Safeguards

by Theresa Rebhorn and Lisa Küpper NICHCY | National Dissemination Center for Children with DisabilitiesAugust 2007**Este módulo está disponible en español: Introducción a las Garantías ProcesalesProcedural safeguards are an integral part of IDEA's requirements. They represent guarantees for parents and their child with disabilities, as well as offer both school and parents a variety of options for resolving any disagreements. Module 17 provides … [Read more...]

Module 19: Key Issues in Discipline

by Renee Bradley Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education October 2007 English only slideshow Handouts for Participants in English and in Spanish Module 19 discusses IDEA's very specific procedures for disciplining students with disabilities who violate a code of student conduct. These have changed significantly from prior law, where they were first introduced. Can a school suspend or expel a student with a disability … [Read more...]

The Legal Meaning of Specific Learning Disability for Special Education Eligibility

April 2012Read the article (PDF)About This ArticleStudents with specific learning disability (SLD) continue to account for a higher proportion of all special education enrollments than any other classification under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Probably the most frequent topic in the special education literature since the 2004 amendments to IDEA has been the movement toward a response-to-intervention (RTI) approach for identifying … [Read more...]

State Laws for RTI: An Updated Snapshot

April 2012Read the article (PDF)About This ArticleThe article discusses U.S. state laws for response to intervention (RTI). According to the author, RTI is considered to be more effective than the severe discrepancy approach when assessing student eligibility for special education. Topics include an overview of the specific learning disabilities (SLD) procedures outlined in the 2004 Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which no longer … [Read more...]

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