Special Education Process in My Classroom Created by: Teodora Venckute,…
Special Education Process in My Classroom
Created by: Teodora Venckute
Module 2, Unit 3, Assignment 1
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2018, November 9). What are some signs of learning disabilities?
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
American Baby & Child Law Centers (2021). Learning Disabilities in Children with Birth Injuries.
American Baby & Child Law Centers.
Project Ideal (2013). The Special Education Referral Process.
Parent Companion (2021). Special Education: The Referral and Evaluation Process.
The Understood Team (2021). Knowing What’s in and IEP.
The Understood Team (2021). Classroom Accommodations for Students Who Learn and Think Differently.
AUSPELD (2021). What are some examples of assistive technology?
Küpper, L., Kohanek, J. (2013).10 Steps in the Special Education Process.
Has a student already been diagnosed with having a disability?
Upon entering the school/classroom, parens disclose the disability and provide Special Education Evaluation of their child.
Does the student show any signs of learning struggles/disabilities?
Signs of learning disabilities:
No further steps.
Conduct a series of Observations.
First, together with other classroom teachers observe and discuss what kind of difficulties or signs of disabilities the student might have.
Share our observations with the administration and the special education coordinator.
Conduct a meeting with student's parents/guardians.
In the meeting, the teacher and the parent/guardian should explore the following:
The teacher should provide examples of the student’s work and classroom notes regarding the student’s needs.
Is the issue a recurrent problem or new? How is the students behaving in home-setting? Have parents noticed any signs?
Is the issue constant? All children may exhibit unique needs or problems at some point but it may only be an isolated episode for that day. The teacher should document any issue that is constant, providing dates and information about the behavior of concern or skill deficit exhibited by the student.
As a team decide what kind of further steps could be taken. Develop strategies to provide support for the student.
Do parents agree for their child to be evaluated?
School received permission from the parents to refer the student to a Special Education Evaluation.
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In China, this can be a very sensitive topic for a lot of families. They might not agree to have their child evaluated. Regardless of that, the school will still try to provide teaching strategies to support the student in learning.
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