Epsy 3100 Exam 1 Study Guide

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EPSY 3100

Exam #1 Study Guide

Students should be able to:
1. Discuss the importance of person-first language and provide examples of it. Language and actions of putting the person first and the disability second so you focus on the individual rather than the disability. Ex. Child with autism rather than autistic child. 2. Identify the federal law that mandates special education services to eligible students. IDEA – Individual with disabilities education and improvement act 3. Identify the 7 provisions that comprise this federal law. • Free appropriate public education (FAPE)

• Parental notification/ procedural rights
• Child find
• Necessary related services- counseling, transportation, speech therapy, audiology, occupational therapy • Individualized assessment- multiple measures to show child has disability, must be a disparity between intelligence and content area knowledge • Individualized education program (IEP)

• Least restrictive environment- Efforts must be made to place and educate a student with their non-disabled peers to the maximum extent possible. Inclusion and mainstreaming 4. Explain the importance of seminal legal cases (e.g., Brown v. Board of Education, PARC v. Pennsylvania and Mills v. District of Columbia) in shaping current federal special education law. • Brown v. Board of Education- Overturned separate but equal, had spillover effect (girls vs. boys, disabled individuals) • Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens (PARC) v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania- Group of parents with children with intellectual disabilities wanted their children in public school. o Children between 6 and 21

o Allowed to attend public schools
o Can't say they don't have the resources to educate
o Inclusion, can't be excluded from general education classroom • Mills, et al. v. Board of Education of the District of Columbia- parental rights,

5. Explain the term “child find”
Seek, screen and identify students with disabilities, actively looking for who's having trouble, all screening is done with no cost to families 6. State and explain at least 4 procedural safeguards available to parents under the IDEA. Under provision 2 (parental notification/ procedural rights) Parents must be notified of any plan to:

– evaluate for a suspected disability
– develop an IEP
– place in, remove from, or change a setting
– hold team meetings to discuss child
• Parents can:
– refuse
– bring lawyer or advocate
– seek outside evaluation
– appeal to impartial hearing officer
• Parents must be informed of these rights
7. State at least 4 regulations in the IDEA regarding nondiscriminatory testing/evaluation. Evaluation must:
– be non-discriminatory
– individualized
– cover all suspected/related areas
– involve multiple measures
– involve multiple professionals
– involve parents
8. Define the term “FAPE” and describe its purpose.
Provision 1 of IDEA, Free Appropriate public education-
Special education provided to students must be without Cost to parents (FREE Education) Special education provided must be appropriate to the INDIVIDUAL NEEDS of EACH child (Appropriate Education) “Zero – Reject” IDEA ensures that all children with disabilities receive FAPE 9. Define the term “IEP” and describe its purpose.

Individualized education program-
• “Road map” of services and goals
• States:
– current levels of performance
–goals and specific objectives
–modifications
– related services
–LRE statement (least restrictive environment)
• Parents must be notified and involved
• Parents can:
– approve and sign
– disapprove and refuse to sign
• Progress in meeting objectives must be reported on regular basis

10. Identify at least 5 required components of an IEP.
Look at #9
11. Explain the term “least...
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