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Rights and Services for Deaf & Hearing Impaired Students - Chapter Summary
It is important that teachers of deaf or hearing impaired students understand laws and regulations regarding students' rights. It is also helpful for teachers to be able to direct these students and their parents to services and organizations providing programs for deaf/hearing impaired students. This chapter is a great resource teachers can use to build their knowledge of these areas. Educators can use this chapter to learn about:
- Provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and principles of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- The use and impact of Section 504 to accommodate students with disabilities
- An influential case impacting the treatment of disabled students in the classroom
- Placement options and decisions regarding deaf and hearing impaired students
- National organizations offering support and services to deaf/hearing impaired students
Video and text lessons provide a quick and easy review with 24/7 accessibility and expert instruction. Lessons can be viewed as often as needed and transcripts can be printed to create handy reference material. Self-assessment quizzes in each lesson gauge how much has been learned and retained before you move from one topic to the next.
How It Helps
- Enhances legal knowledge: Helps teachers understand how to develop plans and strategies that work within the confines of federal law regarding students with disabilities.
- Expands support of deaf/hearing impaired students: Introduces national organizations that offer services to deaf/hearing impaired students and their families.
- Ensures proper placement of deaf/hearing impaired students: Describes the process by which deaf/hearing impaired students are placed in effective learning environments and how this process can be applied to your students.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Recite provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Understand the implementation of the principles of IDEA and Section 504 in academic settings
- Discuss the impact of the 1982 Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley case
- Make decisions regarding the best placement options for deaf/hearing impaired students
- Name agencies and organizations for deaf/hearing impaired students and provide details about the programs they offer
1. 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.
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.
3. Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley in 1982
The Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District versus Rowley case of 1982 challenged the way special needs students are treated in the classroom. This lesson will examine the case and will end with a brief quiz to test what you have learned.
4. 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.
5. Organizations for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Across the country, there are several organizations devoted to providing assistance to the deaf and hard of hearing. Read on for a list of just a few of these associations.
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