Subpart D of the Part B Regulations: Evaluations, Eligibility, IEPs, and Placement

En español | In Spanish If you're looking for practical information, summaries, or how-to's about evaluation, eligibility, IEPs, or placement, visit our Children (3-22) pages, where you'll find what you're looking for in abundance. The page you're on right now gives you IDEA's exact words, without explanation or commentary. e-CFR Data is current as of September 24, 2010 The latest iteration of these regulations is available online at GPO … [Read more...]

Key Terms to Know in Special Education

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Key Terms to Know in Special Education at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/keyterms-specialed/_________________________________October 2010 En … [Read more...]

Assessment and Accommodations

by Stephen D. Luke, Ed.D., & Amanda Schwartz, Ph.D.Evidence for Education, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2007 Resources updated, October 2010Download PDFTable of Contents Introduction The Big Picture: Expectations, Content, and Testing Deciding Which Accommodations a Student Needs Types of Accommodations What Does the Research Say? What About Alternate Assessments? The Value of Progress Monitoring Conclusion References The world is full of examples of accommodations … [Read more...]

Considering Limited English Proficiency

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date.The new address of Clnsidering Limited English Proficiency at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/considering-lep/_________________________________A resource for IEP … [Read more...]

Considering Blindness and Visual Impairment

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date.The new address of Considering Blindness and Visual Impairment at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/considering-visual/_________________________________A resource for … [Read more...]

Considering the Needs of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date.The new address of this page at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/considering-hearingloss/_________________________________A resource for IEP TeamsDecember 2010PDF … [Read more...]

Considering Assistive Technology

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date.The new address of Considering Assistive Technology at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/considering-at/_________________________________A resource for IEP TeamsDecember … [Read more...]

Module 1: Top 10 Basics of Special Education

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Module 1: Top 10 Basics of Special Education at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/partb-module1/_________________________________by Lisa Küpper, … [Read more...]

Making the IEP Process More Parent-Friendly

The April 26, 2011 issue of the Special Ed Advocate from Wrightslaw discusses the active role parents can play as a member of their child's IEP team. The issue gives parents simple but effective tools for asking questions and making suggestions at team meetings, including using a Parent Agenda before the meeting. There's also a form parents can use to document requests and team decisions. Other sections of the newsletter focus on what to do when school … [Read more...]

All About the IEP

by Elaine Mulligan Think you know all you need to know about your child’s IEP – or that her teacher does? Maybe not! Too often we fall into the bad habit of “trusting the process” without making sure that we understand the process. School districts develop forms, checklists, and procedures and we don’t always feel comfortable asking why we’re doing what we’re doing. Why does it matter? The IEP should identify your child’s strengths … [Read more...]

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