Special Education Research Paper

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Evaluation and Placement of Special Education Students Special education is to function as part of the general education framework. Development of special education through laws such as IDEA, identified children with disabilities and unique needs that was best addressed with additional intervention not typical to the general education student. Appropriate placement of a child must follow appropriate evaluation, including the information from parents and a variety of assessments. Ethical practices and compliance with laws and regulations which protect student and parent privacy are crucial due to the confidential information gathered in the process. Careful use of descriptive labels are important as a focus due to stigmatizing vocabulary…show more content…
A partnership with respect as the key, allows for an expansive amount of collaboration and learning than when departmentalized. This collaboration focuses not only gains academically and socially for the students but behaviorally as well. Philosophies on inclusion vary widely in the walls of education, but effective communication offers better support for all staff while utilizing the best possible scenario for student with disabilities to be successful. Education is a team approach and should be handled as…show more content…
Students have a right to expect information about their education and placement in special education or general education to be confidential. All special education information must be secure and confidential. FERPA allows parents access to their children’s educational records and limits access to those records without the consent of the parent. Protecting the privacy of parents and students are ensured through this federal statute. As a leader in special education, concerns of a breech in confidentiality is concerning when staff discusses a child in inappropriate places. These places are often areas where teachers migrate in the lounge or hall where repeating gossip, rumors, or information about the child and family. If these discussions take place in a public area such as a hall, playground, or store confidentiality is breeched. One place often overlooked is in a busy teachers’ lounge. Consequently, in this area confidentiality may be violated when others not involved overhear and may even join in on the discussion of
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