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Historical, Social & Legal Issues in Special Education - Chapter Summary
When you need to review the social, legal and historical issues associated with special education, this chapter makes it convenient. Topics include trends in the industry, as well as the philosophy behind special education. After reviewing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Outline the history of discrimination in American schools
- Discuss the history of education with respect to learning disabilities
- Detail current special education trends
- Identify the rights of special education students and parents
- Explain some of the legal implications of educating students with learning disabilities
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1. History of Disability Discrimination in American Schools
In this lesson, we will discuss a brief history of disability in America's schools prior to the disability rights movement. We will also focus on pervasive discrimination and exclusion practices that affected education.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Legal Issues in Educating Students with Learning Disabilities
Special educators need to be aware of some important legal standards and issues in the education of students with learning disabilities. This lesson discusses special education procedural safeguards, eligibility, due process, referral, assessment and placement procedures.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Learning Disabilities (063): Practice & Study Guide course
- Learning Disabilities & Other Types of Disabilities
- Learning Disabilities Across the Lifespan
- Factors Affecting Development & Learning
- Language Disorders
- Perceptual, Memory & Reasoning Disorders
- Behavioral, Social & Emotional Disorders
- Assessment Instruments & Methods in Special Education
- Assessment Procedures in Special Education
- Assessment Interpretation & Communication in Special Education
- IEPs, IFSPs & Transition Plans
- Setting & Monitoring Student Goals
- Learning Environments in Special Education
- Fundamentals of Classroom Management
- Individualizing Instruction for Learning Disabilities
- Promoting Language Development
- Promoting Emergent Literacy
- Promoting Reading Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities
- Promoting Written Expression for Students with Learning Disabilities
- Promoting Math Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities
- Promoting Social Competence in Special Education
- Promoting Functional Living Skills in Special Education
- Developing & Implementing Behavioral Interventions
- Roles & Responsibilities of the Special Education Professional
- Communication & Collaboration in Special Education
- Professional Development in Special Education
- MTTC Learning Disabilities Flashcards