Starting 7th grade in a secondary school can be a horrifying experience for any 12-year old. Going from a piddling elementary school to a voluminous secondary school can be tough to adjust to, especially if you have an IEP. Having an IEP has always made me insecure about how I perform in school. I feel as if I am not as smart at the other kids, and most people don’t understand. Many people don’t know what an IEP is and I fear that when I tell them they might think I’m dumb.
Alicia Wilson is and special education teacher that I have known for a year through subbing in the Parkway School District here in St. Louis, MO. She is the lead teacher for all of the staff that services special needs students at Shenandoah Elementary. Her duties not only include supervising those teachers but also leading IEP meeting and communicating plans for special needs children.
CM conducted a CFT/Court hearing at the Jersey City Courthouse for Leandro Fontoura (Youth). In attendance were Jasmine Alexander (CM), Daniela Pacheco (parent), Leandro Fontoura (youth), Edna Davie (YES- Coordinator), Rate Maza (YES- Intern) and Lee Kennedy (MRSS- Crisis Intervention Specialist). The Strength and Needs Assessment was completed and the crisis plan was reviewed. Needs and strategies were discussed and family vision was reviewed.
Mrs. Fisher’s choice to fill out IEP paperwork for Paul affected him by getting him kicked off the Lake Windsor soccer team. She choiced to fill out an IEP form for paul is because she wanted to see a tour around the Lake Windsor Middle school “We were hoping to see exactly where
Separate from the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland is an independent organization designed to protect patient rights. It is not associated with the 2003 Act. The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland looks for deficiencies in overall patient care and issues that arise due to negligence on the part of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland. It also publishes an annual report on the results of the 2003 Act (Hothersall, 2008, p. 52)
Kimberley Ehrlich is parent of a 2nd grader in the FOCUS program and is the co-chair. The FOCUS Board and parents feel that there was not a due process and the notice was submitted as a done deal. They would like to find a favorable outcome for all parties involved. They feel they have reached an impasse. They are requesting a stay of the phasing out of the program, reinstatement of the focus page on the district website, allowing the program to market and hold their mandatory information meeting on 2/18.
Response to Intervention, or also known as RtI, was created to help detect the presence of a learning disability. The intervention program is a scientific research-based, base on a student’s response. RtI can only help the regular education students that has academic problems or behavior problem. For academic problem there are three tiers to RtI, and of these tiers tier II and tier III each has a four week time period for evaluation. In the first tier the teacher will let the student continue in wholes group instruction, while documenting the action of that student. Base of what was documented doing tier I the intervention will move on to tier two.If a parent request special education testing for their child the teacher immediately start in tier II, no matter if the teacher was in the middle of tier I or have not even thought about doing a RtI for that student.
Teachers are supposed to be advocates for their students, they are supposed to protect their students and they are supposed to do whatever they can to help their students learn. Reading the stories of teachers doing everything but that in this section of The Elephant in the Playroom was infuriating.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law enacted in 1990 and reauthorized in 1997 and 2004. It is designed to protect the rights of students with disabilities by ensuring that everyone receives a free appropriate public education (FAPE), regardless of ability. Furthermore, IDEA strives not only to grant equal access to students with disabilities, but also to provide additional special education services and procedural safeguards.
The biggest take away from this class is how well I understand the parts of an IEP now. I’m able to look at an IEP and not feel so overwhelmed on what sections are supposed to address. Also, I feel that all of the assignments that we completed have be in a logical order and have help us format a strong IEP. Each school district or school system has their own special ways of facilitating the IEP process, I feel like I understand more of the next step in my school district’s process. I work with a wonderful team that appreciates learning about new ways to make IEP strong. For example, I shared with my work team the idea of using different high lighter based on the different goals in a
Every student with disabilities is also obligated to an IEP specifically for the student’s needs between the ages of 3 and 21 under IDEA. The IEP is created by a team of six or seven, depending on the age of the student. The six members are the parents, an individual that can explain the assessment results, keep in mind, the faculty of the school must not under any circumstances conduct the evaluations without parental consent. Also included is the general education teacher, a local representative from the local education department, the special education teacher and of course the student, who must be included in the meeting if the student is fourteen or older. In this IEP meeting the team members go over what has been planned for the IEP
“Children know how to learn in more ways than we know how to teach them.”
An individual with a reading disability demonstrates difficulties in reading skills that are unexpected in relation to age, cognitive ability, quantity and quality of instruction, and intervention. The reading difficulties are not the result of generalized developmental delay or sensory impairment (Lundberg, I., & Hoien, T. , 2001)