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Ch 8: Legal Issues in School Psychology

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Examine the legal issues in school psychology. These video lessons and short quizzes will assist you understanding the history of school psychology, student rights, and the rights of students with disabilities.

Legal Issues in School Psychology - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our expert instructors will assist you in reviewing the legal issues in school psychology. The short video lessons look at the history of the Individuals with Disabilities Education act and the rights of students with disabilities in the school setting. You will also discuss negligence tort cases, the relationship between supervision and the rights of students as well as conflict of interest in education. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define the Individuals with Disabilities Act, its history and accessibility guidelines
  • Discuss Section 504 regulations and accommodations in public schools
  • Understand the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965
  • Summarize No Child Left Behind
  • Explain the Buckley Amendment to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
  • Define informed consent and ethics in research
  • Analyze least restrictive environment in special education
  • Illustrate the relationship to student rights in a manifestation determination
  • Discuss seclusion and restraint in schools
  • Identify civil and criminal liability and the rights of minors in counseling

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15 Lessons in Chapter 8: Legal Issues in School Psychology
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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.

What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?

2. What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a critical piece of legislation designed to protect individuals with disabilities. In this video, we will explore the components of Section 504 as well as how it impacts school-aged students.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? - History & Accessibility Guidelines

3. What is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? - History & Accessibility Guidelines

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? Learn about the ADA's history, the individuals it protects, the accessibility guidelines, as well as how the disability movement ensured the passing of this important legislation.

Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1965

4. Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1965

The Elementary and Secondary Education act of 1965 created equal opportunity for students in schools across the country. This lesson will examine the purpose and outcomes of the act and will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

No Child Left Behind: Summary, Pros & Cons

5. No Child Left Behind: Summary, Pros & Cons

The No Child Left Behind Act has been both influential and controversial since it was first passed over a decade ago. But what exactly is it? In this lesson, we'll explore the No Child Left Behind Act, including its pros and cons.

Buckley Amendment to the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974

6. Buckley Amendment to the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974

This lesson provides an overview of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, also known as the Buckley Amendment. You'll come away with a sense of how this law impacts teachers, administrators, and students.

What Is Informed Consent in Research? - Definition & Purpose

7. What Is Informed Consent in Research? - Definition & Purpose

After you have figured out what you are going to research and have approval to do it, you need informed consent from the participants in your experiment. What is informed consent, and how is it different than regular consent?

Ethical Research: Maintaining Privacy, Anonymity & Confidentiality

8. Ethical Research: Maintaining Privacy, Anonymity & Confidentiality

When performing research, there are certain expectations that a researcher must follow to protect their subjects. We will explore a few of the different ways that a subject's responses are kept from being used against them.

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

9. 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.

Manifestation Determination: Definition & Relationship to Student Rights

10. Manifestation Determination: Definition & Relationship to Student Rights

A manifestation determination is a formal procedure used to determine if a student's behavioral issue was an expression of that student's disability. This lesson explains manifestation determination.

Seclusion & Restraint in Schools

11. Seclusion & Restraint in Schools

There is no federal law regulating the physical restraint or unsupervised seclusion of students. This lesson provides an overview of student rights as they pertain to seclusion and restraint.

Civil and Criminal Liability and the Rights of Minors in Counseling

12. Civil and Criminal Liability and the Rights of Minors in Counseling

In this lesson, we will learn about legal issues counselors need to consider when going into practice, such as general information on civil and criminal liability, malpractice, expert and lay witnesses, premature termination, and the rights of minors.

Negligence Torts: Definition and Cases

13. Negligence Torts: Definition and Cases

Negligence is an unintentional tort wherein one party is injured as a result of the actions of another. There are several elements that must be present to prove this tort.

The Relationship Between Supervision & the Rights of Students

14. The Relationship Between Supervision & the Rights of Students

In this lesson, we will examine the relationship between the school's responsibility to supervise students and the student's rights as United States citizens.

Conflict of Interest in Education

15. Conflict of Interest in Education

In this lesson, find out how to spot and avoid conflicts of interest. You'll learn from several examples in an educational setting where conflicts of interest can affect students, parents, administrators, school psychologists, teachers and others.

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