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Abla Alqaissi September 12, 2012 EDFN 306 On-Line Assignment #1 1. Briefly describe the purpose of IDEA. * The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the law that outlines rights and regulations for students with disabilities in the U.S. who require special education. Under the IDEA, all children with disabilities are eligible to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least-Restrictive Environment (LRE). The law specifies how schools must provide or deny services, and how parents can fight school districts for them. a. Who stands to benefit from the implementation of IDEA? * The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) contains safeguards to keep children with special…show more content…
The categories of disabilities are; autism, deaf/blind, deafness, hearing impaired, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, serious emotional disturbance, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment including blindness, and other health impairment. To be eligible, a student must have a disability that adversely affects her or his educational performance and must need special education in order to receive an appropriate education. 3. According to IDEA, what are the criteria necessary for a student to be considered a child with a disability? e. There are two sets of eligibility criteria for receiving SSI: (1) financial criteria, based on the income and resources of the child and family; and (2) medical criteria about the child's impairment or combination of impairments. The local Social Security office decides if a child's income and resources are within the SSI limits. In making that decision, the Social Security office must consider the income and resources of parents who are living in the same household with the…show more content…
It’s basically a teaching/learning plan that is specifically tailored to a child's needs. It's normally planned by a group of teachers & specialists who are involved with the child. 5. What is the school/teachers role in generating and implementing an IEP? h. To create an effective IEP, parents, teachers, other school staff--and often the student--must come together to look closely at the student's unique needs. These individuals pool knowledge, experience and commitment to design an educational program that will help the student be involved in, and progress in, the general curriculum. The IEP guides the delivery of special education supports and services for the student with a disability. Without a doubt, writing--and implementing--an effective IEP requires teamwork. 6. If a parent/guardian does not agree with the IEP, what are their rights? i. At any time, the parent has the right to call a meeting to adjust the goals in the IEP. The child may either be falling behind on a goal, or may have mastered a goal too

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