Federal Disability Categories for Special Education


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What do we call programs, devices, or methods used to meet the needs of those with disabilities?

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1. Why was the Education of the Handicapped Act important?

2. How many disability categories were established by the federal government for special education?

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What and how many categories are addressed in the federal guidelines focusing on the teaching of special needs students? This is some of the information you will need to know when you use this quiz and worksheet assessment tool.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you use this assessment, you must be able to:

  • Identify the term used to describe programs and methods for meeting the needs of special education students
  • Explain the importance of the Education of the Handicapped Act
  • State the number of categories for special education that were established by the federal government
  • Note the type of accommodation that uses hand motions for the hearing impaired
  • List federal categories of disabilities used for special education

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how many categories for special education are listed by the federal government
  • Interpreting information verify that you can read information about why the Education of the Handicapped Act is important and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of accommodations and what is addressed by each category of disability in special education

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