Methods & Considerations for Disciplining Students with Disabilities


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Impairment of normal physical or mental functioning is:

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1. This 1990 law mandated that special needs students are entitled to a free and appropriate education:

2. In which year was IDEA adjusted to include methods and considerations for the punishment of disabled students:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions contained in this quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of disciplining students with disabilities. Topics covered include necessary considerations when disciplining special needs students.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this assessment, your knowledge of the following will be tested:

  • Term used for impairment of physical or mental performance
  • Law passed in 1990 mandating free and appropriate education for special needs students
  • Year IDEA was adjusted to also contain methods and considerations for punishing special needs
  • Term used to explain the IDEA update requiring an evaluation of the relationship between the student's disability and behavior
  • Educational plan for special needs students based on their own specific needs

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about education for special needs students
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key terms and laws relating to considerations that should be taken when disciplining special needs students
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding educational plans for special needs students and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the related lesson titled Methods & Considerations for Disciplining Students with Disabilities. This lesson covers the following:

  • Responding to students with developmental, social, behavioral, or psychological issues
  • Rules for discipline
  • Reassessment of educational plans
  • Addressing behaviors not the result of a disability
  • Considering both teacher and parent observations