Special Education Referral Process in Texas by Jessica Cahill Adapted…
Special Education Referral Process in Texas by Jessica Cahill
The Special Education Referral Process, (2013).
Phase 1 Recognition
Student displays special needs in the classroom
Phase 2: Pre-referral
Parents and a school-based team develop interventions for the student. Response to Intervention (RTI) is tried at this point.
provides targeted group instruction or some form of group remediation to improve performance :star:
- consists of intensive, individualized intervention :star:
Process stops :red_cross:
Interventions not successful
Move to Referral :check:
Phase 3: Referral:
Student is referred for evaluation for special education services by an adult with personal knowledge of the student’s ability. :check:
Phase 4: Evaluation
with consent of the parents, the student is evaluated with a multitude of assessment tools and strategies. The assessments should provide unbiased information to help determine the specific needs of the student. :check:
Individualized Education Program team determines if the student is eligible for special education services. The student must have a disability that impairs his/her educational performance and the child needs special education services in order to benefit from education. :check:
No disability is noted that impacts educational performance. Special education not required. Process stops. Student referred for interventions again. :red_cross:
Phase 6:IEP Meeting
(IEP and LRE)
A team of parents, general and special education teachers, administrators, and others meets to develop the Individualized Education Program (IEP). This document guides the special education program that will be provided for the student. The IEP team must also determine the least restrictive environment (LRE) and provide justification in the IEP for more restrictive placements. :check:
Phase 7:IEP Implementation
The entire IEP team has the responsibility to ensure that the IEP is implemented. :check:
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Team Members may include:
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May be initiated by:
School personnel (including general education teachers, special education teachers, counselors, administrators, etc.);
Child’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s);
Any other person involved in the education or care of the child.
focused on utilizing high-quality general education instruction in the core curriculum with all students :star:
Is the issue new or recurrent?
Is the issue constant? Is it only an isolated episode?
Is this an age-appropriate issue?