Special Education: Definition, Types & Philosophy Video


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Which of the following best defines the term 'special education?'

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1. Which of the following disabilities are ones that students in special education might have?

2. Which of the following classroom structures can be applied to the special education student?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and worksheet can gauge your understanding of special education's types and philosophy. To be successful on the quiz, you will need to define special education and identify some aspects of special education in today's classrooms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test your knowledge of the following:

  • Definition of special education
  • Categories of special needs
  • Current trends in special education

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related educational psychology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding current special education structures
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the differences between special education placements

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the corresponding lesson titled Special Education: Definition, Types & Philosophy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understanding the general philosophy of special education in relation to the philosophy of the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
  • Identifying special education's categories
  • Recognizing the role of the Individual Education Plan
  • Understanding the different special education placements