This course addresses legal trends and issues related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), including the identification process that schools must follow: child study, assessment, eligibility, IEP development, and placement. Educators will analyze the legal requirements as defined in IDEA, specifically, the requirements for Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE), the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), and the development of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). Cases will be used to facilitate online discussions regarding beliefs, best practices, challenges, current research, and applications to individuals’ own teaching practice.
The required materials for this course will be changing for future sessions. All materials will be available online, located inside the Lessons section of your classroom. Please email email@example.com for confirmation of the start month.
Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs, 10th ed.
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