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What Every Teacher Should Know About: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as Amended in 2004, 2nd edition

  • Rud Turnbull
  • Nancy Huerta
  • Matthew Stowe

Published by Pearson (May 8th 2008) - Copyright © 2009

2nd edition

Overview

Do your students need to learn the basics of the IDEA 2004 Amendment? This brief guide, written by the leading experts in special education law, outlines the history of IDEA; the major purposes of the 2004 Law; specific definitions to terms in the 2004 Amendment; and a discussion of IDEA's principles: IEPs, learning disabilities, transition, over-identification, early intervening services, and discipline. 

Table of contents

OVERVIEW

I.    IDEA: A Brief History and Our Approach

II.   IDEA (as amended in 2004) and Its Relationship to the No Child Left Behind Act

III.  IDEA and Its Relationship to Civil Rights Laws – Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act

IV.   IDEA and Its Six Principles

V.    National Policy and IDEA, Section 1400(c)(1)

VI.   Nature of IDEA: Grant-in-Aid, Sections 1411, 1412, and 1413

VII.  Major Purposes of IDEA, Section 1400(c)(4) and (5), and Section 1400(d)

VIII.    Definitions, Section 1401

ZERO REJECT: THE FIRST OF THE SIX PRINCIPLES

NONDISCRIMINATORY EVALUATION: THE SECOND OF THE SIX PRINCIPLES

APPROPRIATE EDUCATION: THE THIRD OF THE SIX PRINCIPLES

LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT: THE FOURTH OF THE SIX PRINCIPLES

PROCEDURAL DUE PROCESS: THE FIFTH OF THE SIX PRINCIPLES

PARENT PARTICIPATION: THE SIXTH OF THE SIX PRINCIPLES

CONCLUSION

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