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Ch 2: Understanding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

About This Chapter

This chapter can help you better understand the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Engaging lessons examine free appropriate public education (FAPE), the least restrictive environment (LRE) and other aspects of IDEA.

Understanding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - Chapter Summary

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is hugely impactful on students with disabilities. This chapter takes a close look at its history and components. Discover or refresh your knowledge of FAPE, LRE, IEP mediation and much more. Completing this chapter will ensure you understand the following topics:

  • History of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Four component parts of IDEA
  • Basics of free appropriate public education (FAPE)
  • Least restrictive environment (LRE) in special education
  • IDEA special education procedural safeguards
  • Dispute resolution via IEP mediation

Review the lessons in any sequence that suits your current and desired knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Enjoy the ability to access this information in one convenient location!

How It Helps

  • Strengthens knowledge: This chapter provides a complete overview to help you gain a full understanding of the comprehensive Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
  • Aids in student protection: Examine the safeguards you can put in place to protect your students with disabilities and their parents.
  • Enhances communication: You will learn in this chapter the steps you can take to communicate effectively with parents when the need to resolve an educational dispute arises.

Skills Covered

After reviewing the lessons in this chapter, you will be prepared to:

  • Summarize and share the history of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • Identify and describe the four component parts of IDEA
  • Share the meaning of free appropriate public education
  • Define and describe least restrictive environment in special education
  • Explain the special education procedural safeguards associated with IDEA
  • List ways to use IEP mediation to resolve disputes with parents

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Understanding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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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.

IDEA: Parts A, B, C & D

2. IDEA: Parts A, B, C & D

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 is a very important law for all teachers to know and understand. This lesson will detail the law and break it down into its four component parts.

What is Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)?

3. What is Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)?

Free appropriate public education (FAPE) protects the educational rights of all children in the United States, especially those with disabilities or special needs. This lesson will define FAPE and its components.

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

4. 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.

Special Education Procedural Safeguards: IDEA & Explanation

5. Special Education Procedural Safeguards: IDEA & Explanation

IDEA regulations include a set of procedural safeguards designed to protect the rights of children with disabilities, their parents, and the involved agencies. This lesson explores the most important safeguards afforded to families under IDEA.

IEP Mediation for Resolving Disputes

6. IEP Mediation for Resolving Disputes

In this lesson, we will discuss the mediation process, which outlines the events that occur when the family and the school district are not in agreement about the IEP.

Chapter Practice Exam
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