Part 2: Special Education Law And Policies

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Part 2: Special Education Law and Policies “As someone charged with ensuring equality in the school environment, you have heard the term inclusion-the principle that students with special needs, skill sets, and abilities should be integrated in publicly supported activities to the same extent as their nondisabled peers.” (Taylor, 2010, p. 8) To make sure that special education students are included in public education, school leaders must make sure that these students are a part of the least restrictive environment possible. There are many different stipulations that need to be fulfilled for a school to be in compliance with special education laws, but we will focus on five key ideas that keep special education students in their least …show more content…
The student’s best interest in education is best served by including the parent in the evaluation process and the process of placing the student in special education services. The parents will always have their child’s best interest and safety in mind when deciding which course of action should be taken for their child. Also, including someone very knowledgeable and versed in the meaning of the student’s evaluation data will allow the parents a chance to ask clarifying questions and understand the meaning of the data. Together, this group can come together and make a decision that will benefit the student and the student’s educational …show more content…
Special education students needs do change from year to year, and the group of parents, teachers, and special education teachers need to re-assess the student’s needs and services to allow the student to continue to grow. Every year, the special education student has a goal or goals they are to meet every year and they are assessed on these goals throughout the school year. Once the goals have been met, the group will review all the data and determine if the student needs to continue to receive services and if so, what new goal the student needs to work to for the upcoming school year. If every goal is met and the student has shown that they can keep up with their general education peers, then at the completion of the current school year, the special education group can agree to discontinue special education services for the student, and, if needed, reconvene if the student begins to struggle with their

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