Building the Legacy | Construyendo el Legado

A Training Curriculum on IDEA 2004November 2010The Building the Legacy / Construyendo el Legado training curriculum was produced by NICHCY at the request of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education. The curriculum is intended to help all those involved with children with disabilities understand and implement the IDEA 2004, the nation's special education law.Building the Legacy / Construyendo el Legado is … [Read more...]

Spanish Language Resources

Resources updated, April 2013 NICHCY is pleased to connect you with sources of information and assistance in Spanish on specific topics. This page is presented in English to help those who are looking for information in Spanish to share with their Spanish-speaking families. The list below isn't intended to be exhaustive of the Spanish-language resources on disability conditions and concerns available---but it will get you started! If … [Read more...]

Response To Intervention (RTI)

Updated August 2012 | Links checked May 2013 Response to intervention—hereafter referred to as RTI—is a recent addition to our nation's special education law and our nation's schools. RTI is a process that schools can use to help children who are struggling academically or behaviorally. One of its underlying premises is the possibility that a child's struggles may be due to inadequacies in instruction or in the curriculum either in use at the … [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...]

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 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...]

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