Special Education Vocabulary

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free appropriate public education (FAPE)special education and related services are provided at public expense, without charge to parentsfunctional behavioral assessment (FBA)problem solving process for addressing inappropriate behaviorinclusionterm used to describe services that place students with disabilities in general education classrooms with appropriate support services (student may receive instruction from both a general education teacher and a special education teacher)individuals with disabilities education act (IDEA 2004)original legislation is 1975 guaranteeing students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education and the right to be educated with their non-disabled peers (Congress reauthorized law in 2004)individualized education plan (IEP)outlined by IDEA to define the written document that states the disabled child's goals, objectives, and services for students receiving special educationindependent educational evaluation (IEE)school district is required by law to conduct assessments for students who may be eligible for special education. if parent disagrees with results of evaluation, they have the right to request an IEE. district must provide parents with info about how to obtain an IEE. IEE then conducted by qualified examiner not employed by school district. school district pays for full cost of evaluationindividualized family service plan (IFSP)process of providing early intervention services for children ages 0-3 with special needs. family based needs are identified and written plan is developed and reviewed periodicallyindividualized transition plan (ITP)plan starts at age 14 and addresses areas of post-school activities, post-secondary education, employment, community experiences, and daily-living skillsleast restrictive environment (LRE)placement of special needs student in a manner promoting maximum possible interaction with general school population. placement options offered on a continuum including 1. regular classroom with no support services 2. regular classroom with support services 3. designated instruction services 4. special day classes 5. private special education programsmainstreamingdescribes integration of children with special needs into regular classrooms for part of the school day, while remainder of the day is spent in a special education classroommanifestation determinationIEP team must review all relevant info in students' file to determine if the conduct in question was caused by child's disability or a direct result of failure to implement child's IEPresource specialistprovide instructional planning and support and direct services to students whose needs have been identified in an IEP and are assigned to general education classrooms for the majority of their school dayspecial day classes (SDC)self-contained special education class which provides services to students with intensive needs that cannot be met by the general education program, RSP, or DIS program. classes consist of more than 50% of student's daystate schoolsmost states operate state run residential schools for deaf and blind studentstransition IEPIDEA mandates that at age 16, IEP must include statement about transition including goals for post-secondary activities and services needed to achieve these goals (Individual Transition Plan - ITP)workability programprograms focused on preparing high school students with disabilities for successful transition to employment, continuing education, and quality adult life with an emphasis on work-based learning opportunities