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WCU-SPEC. ED. Challenge Game

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Ashley Miller

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Special Education Knowledge Challenge
POP Challenge
List all 13 IDEA recognized disability categories
How does a teacher go about referring a child for being tested for a disability?
What does LRE stand for?
What does FAPE stand for?
What is the most prevalent disability in the United States?
Who is covered under IDEA?
Pg. 46
Least Restrictive Environment
Free & Appropriate Public Education
Individuals with disabilities
At-Risk students
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Groups
Gifted & Talented
1. Specific Learning Disability
2. Speech and Language Impairment
3. Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)
4. Emotional Disturbance
5. Multiple Disabilities
6. Hearing Impairments
7. Orthopedic Impairments
8. Other Health Impairment
9. Visual Impairments
10. Autism
11. Blind & Deafness
12. Traumatic Brain Injury
13. Communication Disorder
Initial Referral to Eligibility Determination and IEP
School Receives a Referral
Provide notice, purpose of the meeting, and a copy of special education rights to parents. IEP team, including parents, convenes to:
1. Review existing data and referral
2. determine need for evaluation
Parents may request mediation and or/a due-process hearing
Provide written notice of decision and copy of eligibility report including evaluation information.
Determine areas to evaluate and evaluations to be conducted.
Obtain written consent
Provide written notice
conduct evaluations
IEP team including parents as members, determine whether the student is disabled and has educational needs
Provide notice of proposed meeting to parents indicating purpose (s).
Provide parent copy of eligibility report, including evaluation information. If parent attends meeting, obtain informed written consent for placement
If IEP is not developed at eligibility, then provide notice of IEP meeting.
Obtain informed written consent for placement, if not obtained by eligibility meeting. IEP team develops and implements IEP within 30 days from eligibility determination.
Parents may request mediation and or/a due-process hearing
"after numerous follow-up studies found that students with disabilities were not faring well after exiting high school, Congress included requirements for transition in the 1990 reauthorization of IDEA..."
The Act states that transition services means "a coordinated set of activities for students" with the following goals:
it is designed within a result-oriented process....
which promotes movement from school to post-school activities...
including postsecondary education, career-technical training, integrated employment, continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation
it is based upon the individual student's strengths
taking into account the student's preferences and interests
it includes instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and when appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional-vocational evaluation
1. Post-secondary education
2. Employment
3. Independent Living
at age 16 years of age, the IEP of a student with disabilities should include specific information regarding a child's transition plans
at age
years of age, the IEP of a student with disabilities should include specific information regarding a child's transition plans
sections of an IEP Transition Plan:
Downing, J. (2008). Including students with severe and multiple disabilities in typical classrooms. Paul. H. Brooks Publishing. Baltimore, MD.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. (2013). Other health impairment. Retrieved from http://nichcy.org/disability/specific/ohi

Wisconsin Education Association Council. (2007). Special education inclusion. Retrieved from http://www.weac.org/Issues_Advocacy/Resource_Pages_On_Issues_one/Special_Education/special_education_inclusion.aspx


What areas are covered under Transition Services within an IEP?
At what age are transition services legally required to be addressed in an IEP in the state of Pennsylvania?
What does IEP stand for?
Individualized Education Program
What law mandates transition services?
IDEA 2004
IDEA 2004-Section 1401, the term "TRANSITION SERVICES" comes up.

(A) is designed to be a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child's movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation;

(B) is based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child's strengths, preferences, and interests . . .
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