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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.
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
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. How Students Qualify for Special Education Services
Understanding how students qualify for special education services can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn't have to be. In this video, we will break down the basics of special education qualification in the K-12 public school system.
3. The Differences Between IEPs & 504 Plans
Both an IEP and a 504 plan are required by federal law to prevent discrimination of students with disabilities. The following lesson will compare and contrast the two documents.
4. What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies
The Response to Intervention process, or RTI, was designed and implemented in public schools as an attempt at early intervention for students with exceptional educational needs. In this video, we will look at the basics of this process.
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