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Course SummaryThis course is designed to help teachers better understand special education law. Engaging lessons provide you with the knowledge and ability to address student needs as they relate to their civil rights, classroom accommodations and learning outcomes.
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About This Course
Special education law has come a long way in addressing the needs of students with a variety of disabilities, developmental disorders and impairments. This course provides a comprehensive overview of all you need to understand about special education law. Lessons are divided into chapters that closely examine legislation designed to address the rights of students with special needs, how students qualify for special education and ways educators can effectively educate and discipline special education students in the classroom. Use this course to build your confidence as you prepare to work with students in your school.
How It Works
Access any lesson within any chapter in the sequence that best suits your current and desired knowledge of special education law. Revisit the lessons as often as needed to develop your IEPs and lesson plans in the most comprehensive manner possible.
Some features available in this course include:
- Short video and text lessons designed to help you better understand special education law
- Clickable timelines with video lessons that allow you to skip to key topics without watching lessons in full
- Option to print text lessons when interested in taking additional notes and highlighting important details
- Multiple-choice quizzes that assess your understanding of lesson topics
- Chapter exams and a course exam to reinforce concepts covered in the lessons
How It Helps
- Increases understanding: Engaging lessons increase your understanding of the basics of special education law and the role of government in special education.
- Enhances educational planning:. This course ensures you know how to recognize when a student needs special education intervention and create an Individualized Education Plan to address that students' classroom needs.
- Helps with behavior management: Use the lessons to grasp the concept of discipline in education and develop plans that address behavior in classroom.
- Understanding the foundations of special education law
- Strengthening your knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- Grasping the local, state and federal government's role in public education
- Identifying students who qualify for special education services
- Reading and developing an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
- Managing behavior and disciplining students with disabilities
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