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

October 2010 En español | In SpanishSpecial education is full of terms that people constantly use in writing and in conversation, and it's important to know what those terms mean. NICHCY is pleased to provide this handy reference to special education terminology, and hopes it helps our readers quickly connect with the meaning of pivotal words and phrases in the field.Quick-Jump Index to the TermsPoint of Reference: IDEAChild with a disabilityFAPE … [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

A resource for IEP Teams December 2010 PDF version This checklist is included as a Resource for Trainers in Theme D of NICHCY's Building the Legacy training curriculum on IDEA. It was adapted from the Nebraska Department of Education’s Nebraska IEP Technical Assistance Guide (1998, September). That document is no longer available online, but an updated version is, at: http://www.education.ne.gov/SPED/technicalassist/IEP%20DOCUMENT.pdf Developing … [Read more...]

Considering Blindness and Visual Impairment

A resource for IEP Teams December 2010 PDF version This checklist is originally included as a Resource for Trainers in Theme D of NICHCY’s Building the Legacy training curriculum on IDEA. It was adapted from the Nebraska Department of Education’s Nebraska IEP Technical Assistance Guide (1998, September). That document is no longer available online, but an updated version is. We've provided the updated checklist below. Find the entire … [Read more...]

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

A resource for IEP Teams December 2010 PDF version This checklist is included as a Resource for Trainers in Theme D of NICHCY’s Building the Legacy training curriculum on IDEA. It was adapted from the Nebraska Department of Education’s Nebraska IEP Technical Assistance Guide (1998, September). That document is no longer available online, but an updated version is, at: http://www.education.ne.gov/SPED/technicalassist/IEP%20DOCUMENT.pdf ______________________ … [Read more...]

Considering Assistive Technology

A resource for IEP Teams December 2010 PDF version This checklist is included as a Resource for Trainers in Theme D of NICHCY’s Building the Legacy training curriculum on IDEA. It was adapted from the Nebraska Department of Education’s Nebraska IEP Technical Assistance Guide (1998, September). That document is no longer available online, but a 2010 edition is and appears below. Find the entire document online, at: http://www.education.ne.gov/SPED/technicalassist/IEP%20DOCUMENT.pdf _________________________ Assistive … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Parent toolkit: IEP basics for parents of students with learning disabilities

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the cornerstone of a quality education for every child enrolled in special education. As a parent, you’re encouraged to collaborate with your child’s school to develop an IEP tailored to your child’s specific needs and goals and to monitor and measure your child’s progress over time. From the National Center for Learning Disabilities. (Posted April 2011)http://www.ncld.org/publications-a-more/parent-advocacy-guides/parent-toolkit-ieps-for-students-with-learning-disabilities- … [Read more...]

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