Ch 4: Qualifying for Special Education

About This Chapter

Explore engaging video and text lessons to examine what qualifies a student for special education services. Learn about federal disability categories, differences between the IEP and 504 Plan and Response to Intervention strategies in this chapter.

Qualifying for Special Education - Chapter Summary

A variety of factors are examined when determining whether a student is in need of special education services. Use lessons developed by teachers for teachers to learn more about those factors. Topics covered in this chapter include the following:

  • Special education federal disability categories
  • Qualifications for special education services
  • How the Individualized Education Plan and 504 Plan differ
  • Response to Intervention (RTI) tiers and strategies

Access the lessons in this chapter from your computer or mobile devices anytime, day or night. Benefit from the flexibility of reviewing lessons in the classroom, at home or anywhere you can access an Internet connection.

How It Helps

  • Enhances understanding: Lessons ensure you have a well-rounded understanding of the many ways students are pinpointed and deemed qualified for special education services.
  • Helps identify needs: In this chapter, you learn how to identify students in need of special education services and ways you can intervene and provide assistance as an educator.
  • Aids in plan development: Once you identify students with special needs, the lessons can help you understand how to work with the Individualized Education Plan and 504 Plan to ensure students have a safe educational experience.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • Identify and describe federal categories for special education
  • Explain the process entailed in qualifying a student for special education services
  • Differentiate between the 504 Plan and Individualized Education Plan
  • Describe the tiers and strategies of the Response to Intervention process

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