Strategies for Developing Personalized Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

Strategies for Developing Personalized Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

by George R. Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0773472533

ISBN-13: 9780773472532

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773472532
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Series:
Studies in Health and Human Services
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1.Trends and Issues in Educating Children with Disabilities1
Overview1
Classifying and Defining Exceptionalities3
Autism3
Mental Retardation3
Learning Disability3
Emotional Disturbance4
Traumatic Brain Injury5
Speech or Learning Impairment5
Visual Impairment6
Deafness and Hearing Impairment6
Orthopedic Impairments6
Other Health Impairments7
The Process of Determining Exceptionality7
Characteristics of Children with Disabilities8
Behavior Disorders10
Deaf and Hard of Hearing11
Mental Retardation13
Orthopedic and Health Impairment14
Learning Disabilities15
The Visually Impaired18
Speech and Language Impaired20
General Classifications21
Mildly to Moderately Disabled21
Severely to Profoundly Disabled22
Summary22
2.Application of Legal and Ethical Standards in Assessing Children with Disabilities31
Introduction31
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 197333
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)35
The Education for Handicapped Children Act of 197540
The New IDEA Reauthorthization Law41
Ethical Considerations42
Summary42
Public Law 94-14242
Public Law 99-45743
Public Law 101-47644
3.Challenges to the State: Meeting the Federal Mandates to Educate Children with Disabilities49
Finding and Purposes49
The State Plan55
Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 194256
(PL. 102-569)
New State Plan Requirement56
Goals and Public Education56
Key Amendments on Transition57
Transition from School57
Summary59
4.Assessment of Children with Disabilities61
Introduction61
Multi-disciplinary Team Membership61
Major Types of Assessment Devices and Strategies62
Observations62
Types of Recording63
Anecdotal Records63
Self-Assessment65
Portfolio Assessment65
Major Types of Assessment Tools66
Norm-Referenced Tests66
Teacher Made and Informal Tests72
Questionnaires72
Interviews73
Inventories & Subject-Matter Tests73
Other Factors to be Considered74
Criterion-Reference Test74
Assessment Accommodations74
Alternative Assessment74
Summary76
5.Individualized Education Requirements79
Introduction79
The Information the IEP Must Include81
Developing the IEP82
Providing for Instruction83
Reviewing and Revising the IEP83
Parent Participation in Eligibility and Placement Decisions83
Reevaluations83
Transitional Services85
Mediation85
Discipline of Children with Disabilities86
The Next Steps86
Summary87
6.Individual Education Development97
Introduction97
Individualized Education Program Requirements98
The Individualized Education Process98
Placement Decisions in Developing the IEP100
The Student's Unique Characteristics or Needs100
Determine the District-Provided Services101
Developing Goals and Objectives101
IEP Team Participation and Duties102
Instructional Delivery Models108
Service Delivery Models108
Time Frame and Personnel Needs112
Accommodations112
General Education Services and Non-Academic Activities112
Confidential of IEP's112
Summary113
7.The Individualized Education Program Process119
Introduction119
Presented Level of Educational Performance Annual Goals119
Short Term Objectives120
Objective Evaluator Criteria122
Summary125
8.Parental Involvement in Writing Individual Education Plans135
Introduction135
Increasing Parental Involvement135
Communicating Diagnostic Information to Parents135
Parental Consent138
Procedural Safeguards for Parents138
Parental Training140
Reporting to Parents142
Summary142
9.Transition and Related Services145
Introduction145
Legal Requirements for Transitional Services in IEP146
New Requirements146
Developing the Transitional Component of the IEP148
Summary152
10.Instructional Delivery Models155
Inclusion Defined155
Impact of Federal Legislation156
Contrasting Views156
Critical Issues to be Considered159
Assessing and Evaluating Inclusion Programs162
Teachers Views162
Students163
Advocacy Groups164
Administrators164
Parental Involvement165
Summary166
11.Assistive Learning173
Introduction173
Assistive Technology Services173
Technological Devices174
Advantages of Using Computers and Other Technological Devices174
Some Uses of the Computer in IEP Implementation175
Computer Assisted Instruction for the Disabled176
The Internet177
Summary178
12.Summary181
Introduction181
Federal Legislation181
Individualized Education Program183
Composition of the IEP Team184
Multi-disciplinary Team Duties185
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)187
Developing the IEP187
List of Figures
1.Rehabilitation Act Amendment of 1992
2.Commonly Used Normed and Criterion-Referenced Tests
3.Criteria for Each Level of Service
4.Steps For Developing Individual Education Plans
5.Implementing the IEP for Disabled Children Time Line
6.Service Delivery Model
7.The ARD and IEP Program
8.Regular Teacher Pre-Referral Form
10.Time Line: From Initial Screening to Implementation Of the IEP for Disabled Children
11.Due Process Right of Parents
12.Evaluating Related Services
Appendices
Appendix ABaltimore City Public Schools Assessment Educational Assessment Report
Appendix BSuggested Assessment Modification for Competency Testing of Disabled Students Taking the Maryland Functional Reading, Mathematics, Writing, and Citizenship Tests
Appendix CARD Process
Appendix DLegal Time Limits of P. L. 94-142
Appendix EThe IEP Under IDEA 1997
Appendix FCertification of Eligibility Form
Appendix GPlacement in the Least Restrictive Environment
Appendix HSample IEP Forms
Appendix IIndividualized Education Program
Appendix JThe IDEA's Framework
Glossary271
Selected Bibliography275
Author Index285
Subject Index291

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