One of the biggest sources for litigation that schools face arises from challenges to special education services provided by school districts. Equally important is providing effective strategies on working with children with disabilities to make sure that they receive the specialized education guaranteed by state and federal disability laws. This seminar is intended to get you up to speed on the recent development in the IDEA and state special education provisions and provide you with some effective strategies on working with disabled children in order to meet a schools educational obligations. There are many practical strategies that are effective in the classroom. It is up to the classroom and special education teacher to ensure that appropriate strategies are being used in the classroom to assist individual learning styles and provide success to all students with special needs. This program will be presented by experienced faculty who will bring both legal insight and practical knowledge to bear on the issues presented.
- New rules for requesting due process hearings
- Role of special education teacher and general education teachers on IEP team
- The child with learning disabilities
- Develop a behavior intervention plan that is realistic and easily applied
- Legal options when the behavior plan is not enough
- The attendee will be able to discuss behavior and legal implications.
- The attendee will be able to identify current and emerging strategies for working with children of varying abilities.
- The attendee will be able to review recent state and federal statutory developments in special education law.
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
I. Review Of Recent State And Federal Statutory Developments In Special
A. New Discipline Rules For 10 Day Removals, Manifestation Determinations And 'Honig' Injunctions
B. Revisions Of Eligibility Standards For LD
C. Requirements For 'Highly Qualified' Special Education Teachers
D. Parents' Rights To Refuse Special Education And Related Services For Their Child
E. Early Intervention Services, Pre-Referral Interventions And Screening
F. Increased Requirements For Identifying, Evaluating And Serving Parentally Placed Private School Students
G. New Rules For Requesting Due Process Hearings
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
II. Development Of Strategies
A. IEP Team – The Special Ed. And The General Ed. Teachers Roles
B. Working Together – Team Teaching Collaboration
III. Emerging Strategies For Working With Children Who Are:
B. Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing
D. Communications Impaired
E. Learning Disabled
F. Other Health Impaired (OHI)
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
IV. Behavior And Pedagogical Implications
A. Behavior Modification And Redirection In The Classroom
B. Dealing With And Avoiding Confrontations And Power Struggles
C. Deescallating Disruptive Behavior
D. Isolation Of Attention Seeking Behaviors That Are Disruptive To The Classroom
E. Develop A Behavior Intervention Plan That Is Realistic And Easily Applied
F. Summary And Practical Advice
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
V. Behavior And Legal Implications
A. Interplay Between State Statutes And IDEA Provisions
B. Implementing Changes In Programs/Placement
C. Legal Options When The Behavior Plan Is Not Enough