Ch 8: Screening & Referrals for Special Education

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In this chapter, we've outlined referrals and screening for special education in an easy-to-follow format you can access 24 hours a day. Use this engaging resource to refresh your memory of this subject or get ready for an important upcoming exam at your leisure.

Screening & Referrals for Special Education - Chapter Summary

You'll find a collection of helpful lessons on referrals and screening for special education in this chapter. Just a few of the subjects covered here include students with cognitive impairments and the components of an evaluation team report. Once you complete these lessons, you should be ready to:

  • Discuss the process of special education referrals
  • Detail the purpose and goals of an individualized family service plan (IFSP)
  • Outline the function of an individualized education plan (IEP)
  • Identify the components of a legally-defensible individualized education program
  • Provide examples of measurable goals in an IEP
  • Describe what an IEP team is
  • Understand how to encourage family involvement in the IEP process
  • Outline the continuum of placement and services in special education

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10 Lessons in Chapter 8: Screening & Referrals for Special Education
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Students with Cognitive Impairments: Screening, Prereferral & Referral

1. Students with Cognitive Impairments: Screening, Prereferral & Referral

If you are a teacher of young children, then you are often on the front lines in terms of identifying cognitive impairments. This lesson discusses what is involved in screening and referring students for evaluation.

Evaluation Team Report: Components & Uses in Special Education

2. Evaluation Team Report: Components & Uses in Special Education

An evaluation team report contains many useful parts for special education teachers. This lesson will review the typical components and discuss ways to use the information.

Special Education Referrals: Process & Timeline

3. Special Education Referrals: Process & Timeline

In this lesson, you will learn about the process for special education referrals, including an overview of each step from referral to placement, as well as the timeline involved.

Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP): Purpose & Goals

4. Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP): Purpose & Goals

Federal laws ensure all children receive a free, equitable education. These laws begin protecting children with special needs at a young age. This lesson describes the Individualized Family Service Plan and the services it offers.

Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Function, Purpose & Guidelines

5. Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Function, Purpose & Guidelines

The Individualized Education Plan is a critical document for children who receive special education services. In this video, we will take a brief look at the development and function of this important document.

Components of a Legally-Defensible Individualized Education Program

6. Components of a Legally-Defensible Individualized Education Program

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires that each Individualized Education Program contain certain elements. This lesson summarizes the essential components of a legally defensible IEP.

Measurable Goals in an IEP: Examples & Definition

7. Measurable Goals in an IEP: Examples & Definition

Explore the world of the Individual Education Program, including the definition, the writing of measurable goals, and an example of an IEP goal. A definition of the plan and the individuals involved in its creation are discussed. Three areas of focus for drafting goals as well as the way in which goals are determined are areas of focus.

What is an IEP Team?

8. What is an IEP Team?

This lesson is designed to define and discuss what an IEP team is and why it's important. We'll identify the key players that are a part of an IEP team and list their responsibilities.

Encouraging Family Involvement in the IEP Process

9. Encouraging Family Involvement in the IEP Process

Going through the IEP process can sometimes be challenging and overwhelming for everyone involved. This lesson focuses on the role of parents as well as providing tips for encouraging their involvement throughout the IEP process.

Continuum of Placement & Services in Special Education

10. Continuum of Placement & Services in Special Education

This lesson gives a brief overview of the educational placement options available to students with disabilities and discusses some requirements for determining placement.

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