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Special Ed 2015-16
Transcript of Special Ed 2015-16
IEP & 504 Students
What's the difference?
Meet the Sped Team :)
Cross-Categorical Special Education
I like to...
What can you do?
- Be aware of your who your sped students are & what their needs are
- Be prepared for meetings
Need ideas or resources?
Have concerns or problems?
Don't sweat! Come see me! :)
- Be discrete & confidential
-Communicate: the good, bad & ugly
What is it?
Child find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA ’04) that requires PEAs to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth through 21, located within their geographical boundaries who are in need of early intervention or special education services.
Who Does It
-Children aged birth through 21years
-Students who are highly mobile, such as migrant and homeless children
-Children suspected of having a disability, even though they are advancing from grade to grade
Start of year: 45 day screeners
throughout the year: sharing observations
- The IEP is only for children who require special education services.
- The 504 plan offers all children with disabilities equal access to an education. (no services)
-The IEP documents contain very specific language and parts such as goals and objectives
-Written document: no goals or objectives, only accommodations
-Timelines & due dates for an IEP are very specific and important.
-Specific timelines for the 504 do not exist.
Marco Jolly Renzi
Cornell College '15
What do you need from us?
What's My Role?
Your go-to person
for anything Special Ed!
-tips, Strategies, resources & advice
-putting out fires
- IEP stands for Individualized Education Plan: Generally for student's who's disability affects their ability to access the general ed curriculum
- 504 is for students who have a mental or physical disability that substantially limits a major life activity
-Accommodate in the classroom
The student, each of his/her Classroom teacher, guardians, special ed aide, 1 PEA representative & myself.
504, IEP and/or MET
Fridays (usually) & weekdays after school
Special ed room (110)
-Know the date, time & student (google calendar)
-Email student input & observations (teacher input form)
-Be on time: If can't make it, notify ASAP with typed input
-Have input prepared
-Make it student directed
-Implement the changes & accommodations into the classroom
Separate, quiet room
steps broken down
Accommodations vs. Modifications
An accommodation is a change that helps a student overcome or work around the disability. These changes are typically physical or environmental changes.
- Ex: A student who has difficulty writing may have test taken orally.
*Pretty much anything that is currently on a student's IEP is an accommodation.
Modifications are generally connected to instruction and assessment; things that can be tangibly changed or modified.
A modification means a change in what is being taught to or expected from the student.
Making the assignment easier so the student is not doing the same level of work as other students is an example of a modification.
Ex: Reduced assignment or number of problems, Lower level book or vocabulary, tests written in lower level of understanding
What was working last year?
CC us in emails
Watch for symptoms
Know emergency plans
Be aware of needs & accommodations
Make sure appropriate medication and medical devices are with you
It is our philosophy as a college-prep high school to mainly accommodate our students rather than modify
Please also keep in mind to not
a student's abilities
-Use your Growth Mindset voice
play with my puppies
NELA Fine Arts teacher 2007-2012, Student Services Coordinator 2012-2013
I enjoy my family, husband Alex (30 years) and kids, Vincent 22 & his wife Sam 23 and my daughter Isabella 21 & her significant Cody 21, also art, traveling, sports, reading, teaching.