Special Education Essay Examples

  • IDEA

    1051 words - 5 pages

    IDEA IDEA is our nation's special education law. IDEA stands for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the law that outlines rights and regulations for students with disabilities in the U.S. who require special education. Is a federal statute whose purpose is to ensure a free and appropriate education services for children with disabilities who fall within one of the specific disability categories as defined by the law. Under the IDEA, all children with disabilities are entitled to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in t

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    RTI Responsiveness To Intervention

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    Responsiveness to Intervention is a newer model to identify learning disabilities. Unlike the past the key to RTI and the defining characteristic is the student is eligible for special education services and extra attention long before they fail academically. The process uses a screening method that allows all students to receive proper interventions as soon as necessary unlike the previous wait-to-fail procedure. This proactive approach is also able to differentiate whether academic difficulties are caused by poor instruction or an actual learning disability. First, the basics of responsivene

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    2560 words - 11 pages

    Table of Contents Page Definition of AAD 3 Definition of RTI 3 IDIEA 2004 3 Different AAD Formulas 4 Tiers of RTI 4-5 IDEIA Requirements for LD Evaluation 5 Different RTI Assessment Tools 5-7 Case Study of Kindergartners and First Graders 7-8 NRC of LD Identification, Eligibility, and Intervention 8-9 Tier 1, 2, & 3 Purposes 9 Conclusion 9-10 Appendix 11 References 12-13 Learning Disabilities: Response to Intervention vs. Aptitude-Achievement Discrepancy Determining learning disabilities in students has been a controversial issue for many y

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    Psychologist Training Programs

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    PSYCHOLOGIST TRAINING PROGRAMS HISTORY AND DEVOLEPMENT The field of school psychology has changed dramatically over the years. From its beginnings in the early 1900’s to its prominence in the field of education in the 21stcentury, the need for qualified professionals to perform psychological services in the schools has grown. With this increased need for school psychologists in the public schools has come the continual struggle to fill these positions. Historically, there has always been a shortage of, school psychologists yet little has been written about personnel

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    Mainstreaming Inclusion And Law

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    Running head: Mainstreaming, inclusion, and law Mainstreaming, inclusion, and law SPE 529 Special Education Foundation & Framework Marguerite Pierre-Baril Grand Canyon University Mrs. Rosebud Dixon-Green June 28, 2005 Table of Contents Introduction…………………………………………………………..4 Clarification of Terms...........................................………………..5 Mainstreaming, Inclusion and the Law.............…………………..5 Research on Inclusion.....................................…………………...6 Summary.................

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    Educational Psychology

    1389 words - 6 pages

    Motivation: forces that energizes directs and maintains behavior. Extrinsic Motivation: comes from external sources, practical problems, devalues learning, restricts learning, affect learning(better retention of info, more effort, increase scope of learning, set challenging but realistic goals). Behavioral: rewards and punishers, decreases intrinsic motivation, use to get students interested, use for less interesting material. Humanistic: use persons drive to fulfill potential, Moslow(deficiency needs must be satisfied first before a person is motivated to achieve growth needs such as intellec

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    Disability In The Classroom

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    Disability is a key student wellbeing issue that affects both intrapersonal and interpersonal aspects of student life. The intrapersonal dimension focuses on a student’s ability to internalize a sense of self and therefore their actualized role in a school community. Some factors represented in the intrapersonal dimension include engagement, self-esteem, and curiosity (Fraillon 2004, p. 9). Whereas the interpersonal dimension focuses on the student’s social position and can be assessed by factors such as acceptance, empathy, and connectedness (Fraillon 2004, p. 9). Disability, both physica

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    Effects Of Ethnicity On Individuals With Disabilities

    1761 words - 8 pages

    Children belonging to ethnic minorities can be incorrectly assigned to special education classes. The consequences are the inconsistent proportion of the ethnic group in special education. This paper that I am writing will assess the variables that promote the over representation of minority students in special education. Minority students are over represented in the special education sector due to a number of reasons. According to Coutinho and Oswald they offered two hypotheses that regard the cause of ethnic students in special education. The firs

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    Lifelong Learning

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    Running head: Lifelong Learning Lifelong Learning Gregory Blakeman Grand Canyon University Abstract This essay looks at the diagnosis of developmental disabilities, early intervention, and educational programs for the young exceptional learner. Transition programs and procedures for the young with disabilities will also be considered. Strengths and weaknesses for assessment and intervention used in special education are noted. Finally, proposals for improvement and expectations are also pointed out. Introduction Lifelong learning should be the goal of everyone. Many people t

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    Contemporary Issues In Psychology

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    Contemporary Issue in Psychology: Final Project Sharee S. Terry PS115-24 Contemporary Issue in Psychology: Final Project Contemporary issues in psychology began with the study of human behaviors. We observed and discussed waiting behaviors in common areas thru out our society. We gained knowledge by conducting research on waiting behaviors in common areas we frequent as individuals. We explored the influence of stress on our daily lives and its healthy and unhealthy effects on our career, personal life and studies. Our own different and individual strategies for managing stress

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    3750 words - 15 pages

    Inclusion Inclusion is the process of allowing all students an equal opportunity to fully participate in regular classrooms regardless of their abilities. Inclusion is more than just placing a child in a regular classroom within the school that the child would otherwise attend; it is to educate the child at a level that is appropriate and to support the child’s needs. Its long history embedded in Civil Rights has made inclusion one of the most controversial topics in the field of education in today’s society. Idealistically, inclusion benefits both special needs students and non-special need

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    Placements For Students W Disabilities

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    Placements 2 Educational Placements for Students with Disabilities Students who have learning disabilities require a little more care and attention than other students. Teachers, parents, and other professionals help determine the learning environment that best suits each individual student. Students with disabilities may be placed in the regular classroom, a resource room, or separate classes which all contain different strengths and weaknesses. The regular classroom includes students who receive most of their education in that classroom and receive special education and related se

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    Running head: ADVOCATING FOR SOCIAL STUDIES: DOCUMENTING THE DECLINE This study elaborates on the decline in Social Studies and how defendants of Social Studies want changes to be made and documentation of such changes. It also places emphasis on the construction of a differentiated curriculum, and the significance of civic participation and having your voice heard. The article states that so much attention is being placed on high stakes testing causing subjects such as Social Studies and its related areas to be placed in the shadows because of the reduction of instructional time allott

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    Special Education Teaching

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    By looking at Special Education Teaching, we can understand how you need patience and a lot of effort to help Special Education children, what most people don’t understand is how much extra work goes into helping these kids; this is important because we need more people to understand how to help kids with special needs. Special needs children are in need of people who understand them and teachers are a perfect example of how we can achieve this. Also, all schools are in need of Special Education teachers. More and more teachers now a days are quiting after there first three years of teaching,

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    Academic Perfomance

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    Academic Performance The predominant problem of all students with learning disabilities is learning and mastering academic tasks. These students’ low achievement is far below what their intellectual abilities would predict, and it is below that of almost all of their classmates. Many researchers feel that the following learning characteristics impede student’s abilities to learn efficiently: lack of motivation, inattention, inability to generalize, and insufficient problem solving, information processing, and thinking skills (Rivera & Smith 1997). Some signs or characteristics of lea

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    Inclusive Education

    1526 words - 7 pages

    Inclusive Education: Benefit or Hindrance? Capella University Patricia A. Caldwell August 29, 2010 SOC1000 Introduction to Human Society Dr. Cheryl Avant Abstract This paper will provide an overview of argued issues related to the benefits and disadvantages of inclusive education. The beliefs of districts, school administrators and parents are very different as related to the placement of the students with special needs in inclusive settings. Benefits of full inclusion reveal the progress students make socially and academically. Disadvantage

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    Special Ed

    2041 words - 9 pages

    Special Education is a kind of education that gives hope to individuals with disabilities, particularly to children. There are a lot of children in the world, mainly in developing countries who are in need of Special Education. It is the education of students with special needs, which addresses the student’s individual differences and requirements. These students go through a series of evaluations to determine their level of needs. Many parents of children with special needs aren’t aware of the process that it takes to find out if a child is or isn’t eligible for special educational servi

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    The Good Hope Paper

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    The Good Hope Equestrian Training Center Final Paper Recap of Project Proposal Mission Statement To provide a community service project exclusively to children with disabilities in efforts to create opportunities to these individuals for a better quality of life. Rationale Our group believes this facility is a great way to experience the outdoors and at the same time, make a change for children with disabilities. The outdoor environment is considered as a great stress reliever and horseback riding is considered a uniquely beneficial form of therapy. Background on Agency/Program

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    Inclusion In The Classroom

    2229 words - 9 pages

    The Education for All Handicapped Children Act guaranteed that all children, regardless of their disability or perceived educability, are entitled to a free, appropriate education. For millions of children, this act opened the doors to the public school system. NASBE’s Special Education Study Group looked to a new way to organize special and general education — namely, an inclusive system of education that strives to produce better outcomes for all students. In such a system, special educational services are provided as a support to students who need them in order to achieve the outcomes expec

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    Lre And Nclb Contradictions

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    Are Least Restrictive Environment and No Child Left Behind contradictions? Nicole Gebhardt Foundations of Learning Disabilities April 23, 2007 Hypothesis One federal law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Amendments of 1997, (IDEA 97) imposes regulations to protect the educational rights of students with disabilities. As such, specific mandates outlined by IDEA, such as Least Restrictive Environment, regulate best teaching practices to accommodate students with disabilities. The other federal law, the No Child Left Behind Act of 200?, imposes strict regulations on a

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    1435 words - 6 pages

    Mainstreaming is defined as moving a child out of both special education self-contained classrooms and out of pull-out programs and putting said child in "regular” classroom in the mainstream of schooling. Regular classrooms are considered to be the mainstream. But, this interpretation of the law works from the idea that the individual child may be better served by not placing him or her in regular classrooms, that some children are better able to learn in more sheltered environments, such as self-contained classrooms. All children who receive this service do so on the basis of both a batte

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    Current Issues Summary And Response

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    Current Issues Summary and Response Matt 12/12/2010 Intro As a future special education teacher one of my jobs will be to keep up-to-date on current issues in the education field and let my parents know about any helpful development on these current issues. It is important for teachers to keep tabs on new developments that could be useful to better their understanding of education as a whole. There are a plethora of current issues involving special education. These issues range from more controversial to less controversial. Some of the more controversial issues are the use of tests to

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    Educational Assessment

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    Educational and Psychological Assessment of Exceptional Students Presented By Name Presented To Lecturer Institution Topic Date Functional Assessment of Behavior (FAB) Functional Assessment of Behavior (FAB) is a method of identifying the variables associated with the occurrence of a behavior. It involves noting down the events that either precede or follow the behavior and the environment or setting that the behavior occurs regularly. FAB has been used by individuals as a problem solving method to help people with chronic behavior problem. It is built o the assumption t

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    Rti The State Of The Nation

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    RTI: The State of Education Abstract Response to Intervention (RTI) is an academic as well as behavioral intervention model used in school systems in the United States to provide early and effective assistance to children who are having difficulty learning and behaving. RTI was also designed to be used as part of a data-driven process of identifying specific learning disabilities and as a more effective way of identifying students for individualized education plans (IEP). All 50 states are taking the necessary steps to develop and implement RTI models, but there is no uniformity among the

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    Success Is A Multifaceted Idea

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    Hannah Steidle Leslie Michael English 101 10am 11-28-11 Disability is a key student wellbeing issue that affects both intrapersonal and interpersonal aspects of student life.   The intrapersonal dimension focuses on a student’s ability to internalize a sense of self and therefore their actualized role in a school community.   Some factors represented in the intrapersonal dimension include engagement, self-esteem, and curiosity (Fraillon 2004, p. 9).   Whereas the interpersonal dimension focuses on the student’s social position and can be assessed by factors such as acceptance, empathy,

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    Social Psycological Impact On Crime

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    IMPACT OF CRIME ON SOCIETY Do learning impaired students have lower self-esteem than individuals of normal intelligence? The surprizing answer appears to be, “No,” but why? Is it possible that setting goals that are relevant to you and creatively comparing yourself to other might improve your self esteem? Apparently, that is the way learning impaired individuals formulate their self esteem. Using survey methods to determine the self-esteem of general and learning impaired students, Conley et al. demonstrated the learning impaired do not have lower self-esteem than those in general

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    Attitudes Legislation And Litigation

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    RUNNING HEAD: ATTITUDES, LEGISLATURE AND LITIGATION Attitudes, Legislature and Litigation Shannon Dunlap Grand Canyon University SPE 226 Educating the Exceptional Learner February 5, 2012 Attitudes, Legislature and Litigation  People with disabilities have long been tucked away in hospitals, asylums or special schools. In more recent years, the mentally impaired or exceptionally challenged student has been moved into the regular education classroom and educated alongside your everyday average students. This is due in part to a shift in attitudes towards the mentall

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    Masters Essay Special Education

    2160 words - 9 pages

    Various court cases and acts have attempted to ensure equal access to an education for all students, without discriminatory practices, for all students in the United States. One of the important court case Brown v. Board of Education (1954) prohibited segregation in public schools. The Equal Education Opportunities Act (EEOA) 1974 states schools must overcome language barriers that prevent equal participation of them in instructional settings. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on basis of a disability for any federally funded program. The infamous Larry

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    Attitude Legislation And Litigation Students Wi

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    Attitude, Legislation, and Litigation Abstract Over the years opinions have changed in regards to students with disabilities, which have lead to amendments to legislation and litigation in association with the public school systems. These amendments have led to inclusion in the classroom, and also created a challenge for teachers to accommodate for individual student needs, they also set the bar higher for the future administrations in the legislation and accommodative progress within the schools. We interviewed Carolyn and her parents about her older brother, Jimmy’s except

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    Literature Review

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    WARNING! NOT YET COMPLETE!!! Teaching Ebonic-speaking Students as English Language Learners: Finding an Equitable Method for Bringing Accessibility to Standard English Mastery Ruth Salles Eastern Michigan University ABSTRACT Although the professional realms depend upon mastery of Standard English as a means for successful communication and expression, a large portion of students in our K-12 public school systems are not showing mastery on standardized tests. More specifically, ebonic-speaking students are repeatedly evaluated and assessed with standardized measures that do not neces

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    Inclusive Education

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    Professional Diploma in Education ED6306 Inclusive Education Denis Burns / Dan O’ Sullivan 13th December 2011 Word count: 4,247 Table of Contents Part 1: Main Legislation and Supports * Introduction……………………………………………………………… pg 3. * The beginning of Special education reform……………………………… pg 3. * Legislation and Provision………………………………………………… pg 3. * Conclusion………………………………………………………………... pg 5. Part 2: Creating and implementing an Individual Education Plan (IEP) * Introduction………………………………………………………………. pg 6. * Individual Education Plans………………………………………………. pg 6.

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