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Historical, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Special Education - Chapter Summary
Our instructors present the ethical, historical and legal foundations of special education in this informative chapter. Topics covered here include current trends in the education field as well as some of the laws that impact special education students and students with disabilities. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Discuss the foundations of special education
- Identify some of the issues related to identifying students with special needs
- Summarize the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- Explain the safeguards provided for special education under IDEA
- Outline the impact the Americans with Disabilities Act has on education
- Detail the accommodations provided under the Rehabilitation Act Section 504
- Describe the rights of special education students and parents
- Understand the ethical and professional communication needed in special education
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1. Current Trends in Special Education
It has been estimated that 54% of students with disabilities are receiving their instruction in the regular classroom 80% or more of the day. With more students with disabilities receiving their instruction in the general education classroom, support for inclusion has increased.
2. 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.
3. Special Education Procedural Safeguards: IDEA & Explanation
IDEA regulations include a set of procedural safeguards designed to protect the rights of children with disabilities, their parents, and the involved agencies. This lesson explores the most important safeguards afforded to families under IDEA.
4. Americans with Disabilities Act: Provisions & Impact on Education
In an effort to provide equal access for all students, the federal government has passed a number of laws that provide protection to disabled students. In this lesson, we'll learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act and its effect on education.
5. Rehabilitation Act Section 504: Accommodations & Regulations
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Read on to learn how Section 504 affects employers, students and teachers in companies and schools.
6. 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.
7. Professional & Ethical Communication in Special Education
If you are going to become a special educator, learning some of the norms and expectations for communication is important. This lesson discusses professional and ethical communication issues in the special education setting.
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Other chapters within the Ohio Assessments for Educators - Special Education (043): Practice & Study Guide course
- Human Development Overview
- Students with Individual Disabilities, Disorders & Impairments
- Special Education Services & IEPs
- Behavioral Assessment, Intervention & Support
- Student Assessment in SPED
- Curriculum Planning & Accessibility in SPED
- Instructional Practices for Student Success in SPED
- Technology in the Special Needs Classroom
- Communication & Social Skills in the SPED Classroom
- Transition Planning & Life Skills for SPED Students
- Managing the Learning Environment in Special Education
- Communication & Collaborative Approaches in Special Education
- Effective Teaching & Professional Growth in Special Education
- Ohio Assessments for Educators Special Education Flashcards