Purpose & Promise Of Special Education

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Purpose & Promise Of Special Education

  1. 1. purpose & promise of special education Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  2. 2. exceptional children why not “students with disabilities” surpassing what is common, usual, or expected encompassing term Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  3. 3. impairment Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  4. 4. disability inability 2 perform activity in usual way Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  5. 5. handicap a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  6. 6. greater-than-usual chance of developing an exceptionality WHY? biological conditions events surrounding birth home environment Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  7. 7. medical vs. educational category 1) Autism 7) multiple disabilities 2) Deaf or blindness 8) orthopedic impairments 3) Developmental delays 9) other health impairments 4) Emotional disturbance 10) specific learning disabilities 5) Hearing impairments 11) speech/language impairments 6) Mental retardation 12) traumatic brain injury 13) visual impairments Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  8. 8. labels Advantages? Disadvantages? Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  9. 9. 2x’s more males receive special education services than females EVERY year more identified (since 19’76- yr 1st records kept) early intervention is now a requirement 12% of the school population receive special education services MOST students (3 out of 4) identified with learning disability or for speech = ld or speech autism? Rate of identification is 6x’s more than 10 yrs ago
  10. 10. special education history individual & group efforts brown v. board of education Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  11. 11. special education history “In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. Such an opportunity, where the state has undertaken to provide it, is a right that must be available to all on equal terms.” - Chief Justice Earl Warren-
  12. 12. special education history right to education cases education for all handicapped children act of 1975 free appropriate public education individuals with disabilities education act of 1997 no child left behind of 2001 individuals with disabilities improvement education act of 2004 Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  13. 13. 6 principles of IDEIA Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  14. 14. educational settings regular classroom resource classroom separate classroom separate school residential facility homebound / hospital Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  15. 15. terminology ideia categories labels history 6 principles of ideia classroom settings Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
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