The Benefits Of Lily's Special Needs In Public Schools

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Lily’s parents can argue that the public school should meet Lily’s special needs, set up appropriate goals, and be placed in an inclusive classroom. Also, they should be notified the reason of the school’s decisions. Firstly, the purpose of IDEA is to “to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living” (The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, 2008). It emphasizes that a free appropriate public education need to both meet children’s unique needs and enable children with disabilities to be prepared for further education. However, the public school does not try to meet Lily’s needs that she often needs instructions broken down into chunks and given individually because she gets easily overwhelmed by sensory input, but has learned many coping strategies for this with support, and her sensory challenges sometimes distract her from what is happening in the class. Furthermore, in the grade three the majority of the goals already been mastered by Lily with her private tutor and second grade teacher, which means that the school district set up no challenging goal for Lily to enable her to have further education and did not meet the requirement that IDEA should prepare children with disabilities for further education, employment, and

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