Module 1: Top 10 Basics of Special Education

by Lisa Küpper, NICHCY July 2007 ** Este módulo está disponible en español: Los 10 Datos Principales Acerca de la Educación Especial Module 1 welcomes everyone to IDEA. With these training materials, you can learn about and give trainings that include: a quick overview to the 10 major steps in special education (three of which are evaluation, eligibility, and writing the IEP); and the top 5 acronyms used in special education (IDEA, … [Read more...]

Module 5: Disproportionality and Overrepresentation

by Perry Williams Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of EducationJanuary 2007English only slideshowHandouts for Participants in both English and SpanishIDEA 2004 takes a stand against significant disproportionality of students in particular racial or ethnic groups in special education. Module 5 explains what states, districts, and schools must now do to address the disproportionate representation.Module 5 is available in English … [Read more...]

Module 6: Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention

by Patricia Hozella Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education With Special Thanks To... NRCLD, the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities nrcld@ku.edu • http://nrcld.org/ __________________________ April 2007 **Este módulo está disponible en español: Servicios de Atención Temprana y la Respuesta a la Intervención Module 6 is a great way to learn about and train others on these two new elements … [Read more...]

Module 7: Highly Qualified Teachers

by Marion Morton Crayton Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education In Partnership with... NICHCY, the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities August 2007 English only slideshow Handouts for Participants in both English and Spanish Module 7 takes an indepth look at a new element in IDEA: its definition of "highly qualified teacher." State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational … [Read more...]

Module 8: NIMAS

  Written in Partnership by: Skip Stahl and Chuck Hitchcock NIMAS Development and Technical Assistance Centers Bonnie D. Jones Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education Theresa Rebhorn and Lisa Küpper NICHCY September 2007 English only slideshow Handouts for Participants in both English and Spanish Module 8 focuses on NIMAS, the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard, a new element … [Read more...]

Module 9: Introduction to Evaluation under IDEA

by Theresa Rebhorn and Lisa KüpperNICHCY | National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities March 2007 **Este módulo está disponible en español: Introducción a la Evaluación bajo IDEA Evaluating children for the presence of a disability is a very important process in IDEA. This module introduces basic principles and requirements that schools must follow for evaluation, including: the purposes of evaluation, parent notification and … [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 12: The IEP Team

by Lisa Küpper NICHCY | National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities April 2007 **Este módulo está disponible en español: El Equipo del IEP: ¿Quién es un miembro? The title of this module says it all. The IEP Team: Who's a Member? looks, person by person, at the membership of the team of individuals that IDEA requires be involved in developing a child's individualized education program (IEP). The module  is available in English … [Read more...]

Module 13: Content of the IEP

by Theresa Rebhorn and Lisa Küpper NICHCY | National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities December 2007 **Este módulo está disponible en español: El Contenido del IEP Module 13 looks in detail at the information that must be included in the IEP of every child with a disability receiving special education and related services under IDEA. This is critical knowledge for families and school personnel to have! The module  is available … [Read more...]

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