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 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that mandates that all states must provide children, including those with disabilities, with a free, appropriate public education (FAPE). Part C of IDEA provides for early intervention (EI) services for at-risk children from birth to their third birthdays. EI services [...] More
The Functional Behavior Assessment Functional behavioral assessment (FBA) is a part of the positive behavioral support (PBS) mandated by IDEA 2004. Good classroom management and structured classroom discipline stop most disruptive behavior, but some students will continue to disrupt. These students need more help so that they can stay in class and succeed. FBA [...] More
Where to Begin One of the last things that most parents want to hear is that their child has a disability and requires special education services. You may begin to feel panicked when you are presented with the overwhelming amount of information about special education available on the Internet. As difficult as [...] More