Identifying and helping struggling students in my classroom (A referral…
Identifying and helping struggling students in my classroom
A referral is when you request that a student be evaluated for special education.The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires local public-school districts to “identify, locate, and evaluate every child who may have a disability requiring special education services.”
To provide a student with disabilities a free and appropriate education (FAPE).
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Are the students' needs met?
The students' academic, social/emotional, behavioral, and/or physical ability needs.
Identify what needs are not met. :warning:
Arrange a meeting with the parents. Discuss with the parents if these are recurrent and constant issues. Keep cognitive, behavioral, and physical development levels of typical students in mind. (Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, 2013)
Plan differentiated instruction strategies for the students with the parents at school and at home. This is where RTI (Response To Intervention) takes place.
These strategies might include differentiated instruction in the following 4 areas; Content, Process, Projects, and Learning Environment. (Carol Ann Tomlinson, 2019)
The students' needs are effectively met.
Continue to track and monitor these students' progress and development. Stay in constant contact with parents. Collaboration between teachers and parents are vital.
(Antonio Guillem ,Proud student showing approved exam to camera at home)
If the teachers and parents cannot resolve the issues, outside help should be considered.
Refer the students for a special education evaluation
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(Bloomua, Business plan strategy)
Continue with the planned curriculum
Track the progress of all the students in class and make sure their needs stay met.
MY SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL PROCESS
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