Pros And Cons Of Public Law

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1. List the 7 “Civil Rights” afforded to all children under Public Law 94-142
• Right to an Education • Right to a Free Education
• Right to an Appropriate Education • Right to a Least Restrictive Environment
• Right to Due Process • Right to Confidentiality
• Right to non-discriminatory evaluation

2. Public Law 101-476 changed the title of Public 94-142 from Education of all Handicapped Children to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

3. Public Law 99-457 extended the eligible age range from “school age” to birth to 3.

4. Advocated under PL 99-457 are foundational characteristics of developing and implementing intervention programs. List 5 Recommendations
•Family-centered approach • Culturally responsive practices
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The least restrictive environment is different and unique for each individual. The term refers to the area and accommodations that are most appropriate for the person. This can vary from being in a special education classroom, to being in a regular learning classroom with accommodations; whatever is most appropriate for the learner.

6. An individualized education program (IEP) is a plan developed jointly with a school and family with the goal to helping the student succeed. It is designed uniquely to meet the student’s individual needs, and is reviewed periodically though the school year. It must be in effect before special education services are provided for the student.

7. Educational services offered under Part B of IDEA are the responsibility of the school systems. Services offered under Part C of IDEA depend on the lead agency. It can be the responsibility of public health services, human services, or educational services. It varies by state.

8. Part B of IDEA refers to services offered to children between the ages of 3-21 years
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The inverse square law states that as the distance doubles the pressure drops by ½. This concept impacts classroom listening in regards to preferential seating and general seating in the classroom. Due to the inverse square law, the front row tends to have an easier listening experience than the backrow, if the speaker is in the front. Since the backrow is further than the speaker, they will not hear at the same +15dB level that the front row is experiencing. Unless a student with a hearing loss has a FM system, preferential seating should be written into an IEP to ensure they are experiencing the best listening experience
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