Orientation to the Exceptional Child Week 1

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1. As an elementary-level general education teacher, you are the person most likely to alert other professionals about a student you suspect may have a disability. For this reason, it is important that you know and understand the laws and policies that govern the process involved with special education. This 2-part assignment provides you the opportunity to take a deep dive into the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as well as the rights of learners and parents, and the responsibilities of teachers. Complete Parts 1 and 2 below. Part 1: Special Education Resource Create a 375- to 525-word informational resource that addresses the following topics in relation to special education:

· Special education process

· Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to include the Child Find mandate

· Disability categories for special education eligibility

 

· Part 2: Rights, Responsibilities, and Standards of Practice Presentation Research the following topics in relation to special education:

· Federal and state involvement

· Legal structures that govern programs

· Laws that address learners’ and parental rights

· Teacher expectations and responsibilities

· Professional standards of practice

· Create a 6- to 8-slide presentation using a presentation tool in the Technology Resource Library . Note: The tool must be approved by your instructor. Address the following in your presentation:

· Laws or policies related to learners’ and parental rights in special education

· Teacher expectations and responsibilities for working with students with disabilities

· Professional best practice strategies for the following:

· Advocating to meet the needs of all learners

· Promoting learners to meet full potential

· Demonstrating respect for learners as individuals with differing personal and family backgrounds and various skills, abilities, and interests

· Demonstrating collaboration with learners, families, and colleagues

· Include the following elements in your presentation:

· Title or introduction slide

· Slide style that complements content

· Minimum of 2 functional components (e.g., audio clip, visual graphic, or link)

· Submit your assignment.

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