10 Basic Steps 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 10 Basic Steps in Special Education at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/steps/_________________________________ September 2010PDF versionIn … [Read more...]

Resources Especially for Child Care Providers and Preschools

_________________________________ 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 Resources Especially for Child Care Providers and Preschools at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/childcare/ _________________________________   December … [Read more...]

Indicator 9 | Disproportionate Representation in Special Education as the Result of Inappropriate Identification

Updated, April 2013Indicator 9 is quite the mouthful, isn't it? It focuses on a top priority concern of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)---reducing the disproportionate representation of specific minorities in special education because of inappropriate identification as a "child with a disability."Indicator 9 dovetails neatly with Indicator 10, which is also concerned with disproportionate representation of minorities--this time, however, … [Read more...]

Indicator 10 | Disproportionate Representation in Specific Disability Categories

Updated, April 2013Indicator 10 is as big a mouthful as Indicator 9, isn’t it?Indicator 10 focuses on a top priority concern of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)—reducing the disproportionate representation of specific minorities in special education under specific disability categories. Indicator 10 follows upon Indicator 9, which also addresses disproportionality of minorities in special education. Indicator 10 reads:________________________________Percent … [Read more...]

Indicator 11 | Timeframe Between Evaluation and Identification (Child Find)

Updated, April 2013Indicator 11 focuses upon the timeliness in which States meet their Child Find obligations to evaluate children identified as potentially having a disability. The indicator reads:____________________________Percent of children who were evaluated within 60 days of receiving parental consent for initial evaluation or, if the State establishes a timeframe within which the evaluation must be conducted, within that timeframe. [20 U.S.C. … [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...]

Module 11: Identification of Children with Specific Learning Disabilities

_________________________________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 11: Identification of Children with Specific Learning Disabilities at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/partb-module11/_________________________________by … [Read more...]

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