EDUC 6534: Individuals with Disabilities Educ Act (IDEA): From Ident to Individualized Education Plan (IEP) (3)
Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0
This course addresses legal trends and issues related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), including the identification process that schools must follow: child study, assessment, eligibility, IEP development, and placement. Educators will analyze the legal requirements as defined in IDEA, specifically, the Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) requirement, the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) requirement, and the development of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), and consider the changes of IDEA 2004. Using the cases as a launching point, teachers will participate in on-line discussions regarding the beliefs, best practices, challenges, and current research.