Being ready for kindergarten means that your child is able to attend to and learn the information being presented in the academic setting and is emotionally able to interact appropriately with her teacher and fellow students. What are some of the skills e..
This past week, common core state standards plan for US K-12 students in the areas of English and math was released. The new standards were written by teachers, experts and administrators in the field of education to help prepare students for college and ..
OPTION 1 You may choose to complete this description of your child and send it to the Child Study Team Contact Person before the Evaluation or Individualized Education Program meeting to provide a picture of your child which may be used in establishing yo..
Your child may be eligible for Designated Instruction Services (DIS), also known as related services. These support services help a child benefit from his special education program. They also help him make progress in the general curriculum. Eligibility i..
Date________ Time_________ Teacher__________________ Room_______ No. of Students_________ Observer____________________ TEACHER INSTUCTIONAL PRACTICES STUDENT LEARNING PRACTICES Learning Environment: â˜ Orderly/Clean â˜ Safe â˜ Di..
Inclusive education is a system in which students with special needs can attend school with their typically developing peers. An inclusive preschool system integrates special education and related services into all aspects of its program. This makes it po..
What is Inclusion? Inclusion means that your child is able to be a part of a preschool that includes children with and without disabilities and special needs. The law guarantees that all children have access to a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) ..
Identifying an appropriate classroom environment for your child can feel overwhelming. There are so many programs from which to choose. It is a good idea to try to see a few classrooms in action before making a decision about placement. This gives you a m..
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting is where IEP team members determine a child’s eligibility for special education services. It is held after all assessments are completed. At this time, you and other members of the IEP team review the re..
Environment is a key factor in determining an appropriate classroom setting for your child. But the teaching staff is one of the most important criteria in determining the “right” environment. This checklist serves as your guide when visiting a classr..