The Special Education Process Explained
The purpose of special education is to “level the playing field” by providing specialized services to students with disabilities so that they can succeed academically.
Parents and educators know that children with special needs have gifts and talents—it’s just a matter of unleashing their full potential, and making sure that their parents and teachers have the right information, tools and support to help them. That’s where Special Education Guide comes in. We are your go-to resource for mastering the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education.
The purpose of special education is to provide equal access to education for children ages birth through 21 by providing specialized services that will lead to school success in the general curriculum. If your child’s health care provider, teacher, other interested party or you suspect that your child may be [...] More
When journeying into the realm of special education you will almost certainly come across the term inclusion. Parents, you may stumble upon the word while trying to determine what possibilities exist for your child. Teachers, you likely encounter inclusion every year when you receive your class roster, identify the students with individualized education programs (IEPs) and evaluate [...] More
You might notice when reading about response to intervention (RTI) that different states and organizations may use different terms and structures. This is because although RTI was mentioned in IDEA 2004, it was not described; thus, both federal and state agencies are currently clarifying and testing new ideas that will eventually become [...] More