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Emotional Disturbance Updated!

Links updated, November 2021 This information in Spanish The mental health of our children is a natural and important concern for us all. The fact is, many mental disorders have their beginnings in childhood or adolescence, yet may go undiagnosed and untreated for years. (1) We refer to mental disorders using different “umbrella” terms such […]

10 Simple Socially Distanced Seating Arrangements for Classrooms

(2021, August 26) | Useful to educators and to advocates and parents. It’s hard to believe that we’re entering the third year of pandemic teaching, but here we are! Some districts have no mandates, while others are encouraging preventive measures. During times like these, it’s a good idea to have a backup plan (and a […]

Evaluating School-Aged Children for Disability

Accurate and updated information as of October 2021 In Spanish | en español Evaluation is an essential beginning step in the special education process for a child with a disability. Before a child can receive special education and related services for the first time, a full and individual initial evaluation of the child must be […]

Paraprofessionals (Updated!)

After spending 10 years in a middle school special education classroom, it’s easy to say that paras are the foundation to our entire education system. Without them, kids in classrooms would struggle to understand key content, groups in the special education setting would be too large and unmanageable, teachers would have even bigger difficulties with […]

Reuniones para Desarrollar el IEP

Información precisa y actualizada a partir de 2021 Esta página en inglés | This page in English   Juntarse es el comienzo Mantenerse juntos es progreso Trabajar juntos es el éxito. ~Henry Ford.   El IEP de su niño es un documento sumamente importante en su vida de estudiante. Especifica sus niveles actuales del logro […]

When the IEP Team Meets

Accurate and updated information as of July 2021 In Spanish | En español   This article describes how the IEP meeting is scheduled, who comes, and the special factors that team members must consider when writing an IEP. IEP teams are made up of individuals who bring different perspectives and expertise to the table. Pooling […]

Más Sobre el Equipo del IEP

Esta página en inglés | This page in English Información precisa y actualizada a partir de 2021   El Equipo del IEP Bajo IDEA, ciertas personas deben ser parte del equipo del IEP. Estas son: Ud. como padre Un administrador de la escuela—un miembro del distrito escolar que conoce el currículo educativo general (el mismo […]

Starter Set of Resources on LRE

Accurate and updated information as of August 2021 Looking for information, resources, and technical assistance (TA) to help you and others support children with disabilities in their least restrictive environment in school? Here’s a starter list of places to look online. These will surely lead you to more. ________________________ Quick-jump links Reflecting on the meaning […]

Sobre Cada Componente del IEP

Información precisa y actualizada a partir de 2021 Esta página en inglés | This page in English   En cada Estado o distrito escolar el impreso del IEP (el programa educativo individualizado) puede parecer diferente. Como hemos dicho en otras páginas en nuestro sitio Web, el IEP debe incluir cada uno de los siguientes componentes. […]

Deafness and Hearing Loss

Disability Fact Sheet 3 (FS3) Links updated, May 2021 En español | In Spanish See other fact sheets on disability In This Publication: Caroline’s story (Keep scrolling) About hearing loss in children Types of hearing loss Signs of hearing loss Causes Is there help available? Definition in IDEA Educational implications Using the relay service Resources […]

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