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Legal Issues in Florida Exceptional Student Education - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our professional instructors present lessons on ethical and legal issues for exceptional student education in Florida. Just a few of the subjects covered here are federal disability categories for special education and the ethical and legal issues in special education. This chapter should prepare you to complete the following objectives:
- Outline the legal and ethical issues associated with identifying gifted students
- Detail the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its impact on education
- Discuss the different parts of IDEA
- Explain the special education procedural safeguards outlined in IDEA
- Describe the criteria and characteristics of ESE eligibility in Florida
- Identify the role of Florida state educational agencies in ESE
- Define disproportionate representation in special education
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1. Federal Disability Categories for Special Education
Disabled students face unique challenges and may require special accommodations for education depending on their needs. This lesson will explore the different categories designated by federal disability guidelines for special education.
2. Legal & Ethical Issues in Special Education
Are you teaching in or managing a special education program? Are you often worried about legal mandates for special education? This lesson gives you a basic overview of the legal and ethical issues in special education.
3. 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.
4. IDEA: Parts A, B, C & D
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 is a very important law for all teachers to know and understand. This lesson will detail the law and break it down into its four component parts.
5. 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.
6. ESE Eligibility in Florida: Characteristics & Criteria
ESE (Exceptional Student Education) refers to educational programs that provide appropriate educational access to students of differing abilities due to individual circumstances or disabilities. This lesson briefly reviews Florida's 15 ESE programs.
7. Disproportionate Representation in Special Education
In this lesson, you will learn about the factors that create a disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education programs.
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Other chapters within the FTCE Exceptional Student Education K-12 (061): Study Guide & Test Prep course
- Human Growth & Development Basics
- Exceptional Student Characteristics
- Special Education Services & Plans
- Transition Services & Planning
- Assessment & Evaluation of Exceptional Students in Florida
- Instructional Practices for Exceptional Student Education
- Behavioral Assessment, Intervention & Support
- Communication & Collaborative Approaches in Special Education
- Components of Language
- Supporting Students with Communication Disorders
- Teaching Reading Proficiency & Literacy in Florida
- Teaching Writing to Students with Special Needs
- Special Education Math Teaching Strategies
- Teaching Critical Thinking, Executive Functioning & Metacognition Skills
- FTCE Exceptional Student Education K-12 Flashcards