Ch 6: Federal Legislation Related to Children With Exceptionalities

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Let us help you review the federal legislation related to children with exceptionalities with this engaging chapter. Our video and text lessons outline these subjects in a thorough and user-friendly way so you can study for an exam, finish your homework or catch up on your classwork.

Federal Legislation Related to Children With Exceptionalities - Chapter Summary

Our informative chapter covers federal legislation that relates to children with exceptionalities. These lessons cover the laws and legislation that govern special education and the rights of these students and their parents. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Summarize the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Define least restrictive environment (LRE) as it refers to special education
  • Discuss the guidelines associated with individualized education plans (IEP)
  • Outline the purpose and goals of an individualized family service plan (IFSP)
  • Detail the rights of special education students and their parents

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5 Lessons in Chapter 6: Federal Legislation Related to Children With Exceptionalities
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IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

1. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) in Special Education: Definition & Law

2. Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) in Special Education: Definition & Law

This lesson explains the meaning of least restrictive environment in special education law and discuss what the implications of the law are for students and teachers.

Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Function, Purpose & Guidelines

3. Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Function, Purpose & Guidelines

The Individualized Education Plan is a critical document for children who receive special education services. In this video, we will take a brief look at the development and function of this important document.

Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP): Purpose & Goals

4. Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP): Purpose & Goals

Federal laws ensure all children receive a free, equitable education. These laws begin protecting children with special needs at a young age. This lesson describes the Individualized Family Service Plan and the services it offers.

Special Education Parent & Student Rights

5. Special Education Parent & Student Rights

Special education students and their parents have unique needs. This lesson will explore the rights of special needs students and their parents and will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

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