Special Education Controversy

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When students meet the eligibility for special education services they are labeled as having a disability. Some labels that are used are intellectual disability, physical handicap, behavior disorder, etc. (Colarusso et al., 2013). Many people, young and old, look down on labels that are associated with special education. Colarusso et al., (2013) explained that after a label is placed on a child, others perceive the child as the disability and not a person anymore. Students are not made by their disabilities and that is a major concern for controversy. As educators, we should be aware of labeling and understand the consequence it could have on a child but that is not always the case. I have seen parents refuse services for their child because
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