Argument For Students With Disabilities In Education

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All students with disabilities deserve a free and appropriate education (FAPE). This can be achieved with school districts considering the concerns of parents and staff members who are aware of student’s academic struggles. Students can be granted FAPE when school districts accurately evaluate and assess to determine their area of disability. Once a school district accomplishes that duty, an appropriate education based on the student’s disability can be obtained. Expressed concerns about a student must be addressed to avoid a decline in student’s academic development. This paper will discuss laws that advocate for students with disabilities and how it is enforced into the school system. Keywords: assess, suspected disabilities, laws, special …show more content…
Zoe had difficulty focusing and repeatedly disobeyed her teacher’s directions during Kindergarten. Due to concerns of her academic skills and poor behavior, Zoe was retained in Kindergarten. These concerns were not addressed and continued to affect her for the following 2 years. Zoe’s parents requested a 1:1 aide to address the struggles she faced, but were denied. By the end of first grade, Zoe was reading at a primer reading level and had 6 referrals to the office. The Principle started the Student Study Team (SST) process after parents expressed concerns about reading skills and behaviors in second grade. During the SST meeting, parents informed the team that Zoe will be visiting a doctor to determine if she has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and asked that Zoe be assessed for special …show more content…
1412(3)(a)). Therefore, it is imperative that students are assessed in all areas of suspected disabilities (Ed. Code, § 56320(f)). An Individualized Education Program (IEP) can also be implemented. An IEP states the child’s present academic level and functional performance. IEPs also include academic and functional goals that are designed to meet to child’s needs based on their disability (34 CFR, § 300.320 (1), (2)(a)(b)). IDEA also states that free and appropriate public education (FAPE) is available to all children with disabilities who are between ages 3 to 21 (20 U.S.C.

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