Students with disabilities require different things. There are many factors to take into consideration when trying to place a disabled student in a classroom. The extent of the disability must be taken into account and groups of professionals, parents, and the student need to work in collaboration to establish the best educational fit for a student. There are many assessments and interventions used in early childhood special education while transitional programs are often used for older special needs students. Each special education student has a unique case and a unique need. Teachers must work to create the best teaching environment for each student. There are many different types of developmental disabilities and are often diagnosed in young children. A student first receives a referral for special education services by a parent or teacher. The referral then begins an assessment process. It is usually pre-school children and kindergarten students that are assessed and early intervention is the best way to help special needs students. Some developmental delays include physical delays, cognitive delays, communicative delays, social delays, or emotional delays. If one of these delays is evident then they are eligible for special needs education and related services. Once an assessment has located a developmental delay, a group of professionals, the parents, and the student can establish an IEP or individualized educational plan. This plan sets a background for each student’s educational future. It is a blueprint that provides each student with a unique set of modifications that will best suit each student’s needs. For example, a deaf student might have a sign language teacher go with them to sign what people are saying and the student can then understand the curriculum being taught. Another example is that a student with communicative delays might have to take an hour speech class with a speech therapist each day. Another example is physical therapy every day for a student who is delayed in physical developments. Each of these different scenarios will be guidelined on a specific IEP. It is important to realize that IEPs can change and that some students will be considered delayed for their entire education while others may only be delayed for a short time. Each student and each disability is different. Therefore teachers must react to each student differently and teach them accordingly (Bagnato, 2011). There are many educational programs, services, and early intervention priorities available for students with special needs. The school has many different professional on hand to help each student with their individual needs. For example, a student with emotional issues can visit the school counselor. A student with a communicative delay might spend time with the school speech teacher. Physical and occupational therapists are also in the school system to help students with special needs. Educators want the students to succeed and the same rings true for special needs students. There are multiple resources available to assist them in their educational goals (Bagnato, 2011). Some strengths that occur when assessing and intervening in early childhood education is the early recognition. Students that are assessed and determined to have delays during early childhood are more likely to outgrow the delays. Early recognition creates quicker fixes. For example, teachers can better teach a student if they know their limitations. For example, a teacher would not write on the board for a blind student because that student cannot see the board. You do not want to spend the entire year writing on the board to realize at the end that that particular student learned nothing because they could not see it. Early assessments save time. Students will be farther ahead and teachers can better fit the curriculum to meet the needs of the class. Assessments can also help to place students in age appropriate…
other special educational needs throughout the school community.
It is important to liaise closely with parents. Many special schools operate a home/school diary system where parents and teachers are able to note down information and report on progress on a daily basis. This is less frequently seen in mainstream schools but represents a valuable and very convenient way of sharing information regularly with those who know the children best.
Referring closely to the child’s Individual Education Plan…
Special Education and NCLB
I am particularly interested in special education. I feel that students who require special instructions are increasing on a daily basis; therefore, special education should be given much emphasis and consideration. I relation to this, I think that one of the first issues to address is how special education students are tested? Are these tests reliable?
As part of the NCLB Act, every student is required to undergo standardized testing. However, as an educator, I feel…
What is special education? Special Education is the education of students with special needs in a way that addresses the students' individual differences and needs. It is not hard to identify a person with special needs.” They may have been diagnosed with a genetic condition that is associated with mental retardation, may have various forms of brain damage, may have a developmental disorder, may have visual or hearing disabilities, or other disabilities.”(Goodman, & Libby, 1990). I have worked…
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My professional career reflects more than 8 years of education, training, administration, program management and development in the unique and challenging environment of Special Education. I have successfully demonstrated the ability to create individualized education plans for students and raise teacher performance levels. I have built and continue to cultivate positive working…
Proposal-Special Education Process 1
Running Head: RESEARCH PROPOSAL-SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCESS
Culturally, Linguistically, and Ability Diverse Families’
Experience with the Special Education Process
Mona M Assaf
George Mason University
EDUC 893-Fall 2008
Research Proposal-Special Education Process 2
Educational research has long documented the over representation of culturally,
linguistically, and ability diverse (CLAD) children in special education, yet…
Growing up I was exposed to people with developmental disabilities my entire life. As a child of a Special Education Teacher and now an Administrator I was always given the opportunity to interact and enjoy my times with these children/adults. I learned early on that they each are unique individuals and have the same desires as anyone else. They have feelings, they want to have a job, fall in love, and want to be understood. Having a developmental disability is not something that people should view…
Equal Education or Stunting Learning?
One size does not fit all so why should one education fit all learners? Today schools in America think all student learn the same and which no two people learn the same way. Especially students who have special education; they get affected the most. Mainstreaming is effecting all students with learning disabilities and who learn in a different way. Students with disabilities in American school districts are all being affected by mainstreaming. Mainstreaming…
Describe own special educational philosophy in terms of its metaphysics, epistemology, axiology, and logic.
My Philosophy of Special Education is that special education is teaching children who have special needs, which can interfere with their learning abilities. I believe special education compared to general education is merely an extension of services in helping all children learn.
Learning is a process through which we increase our knowledge as a result of the experiences in our lives. We…
History of Special Education
The field of education has been around for a very long time, but special education has not always been around. In fact, for many years it wasn’t even accepted in the world of education. In the past, students with special needs were often not allowed to go to public school because of their disabilities. However, in today’s world, they have a right to free public education and most of the time benefit greatly from some of the resources that are available. Special education…
History of Special Education
History of Special Education
Grand Canyon University: SPE526: Educating Learners with Diverse Needs
April 2, 2012
History of Special Education
The history of Special Education just as any history; is a long battle that has been fought by many who cared in order to bring us to where we are today. Its Journey has and will be never ending; since society is forever evolving. We will be fighting for equal rights in education and in life…