Various Types Of Students Walk Through School Hallways

1183 WordsMay 9, 20175 Pages
Various types of students walk through school hallways; all with unique backgrounds and personal stories. Some excel academically; some athletically. Many, however, do not excel; they struggle in school either academically, socially, or even personally. Up to 4 million students enrolled in either elementary or secondary schools suffer from a mental or physical disability that prevents them from receiving the same opportunities as a general student (“The Civil Rights”). These students are aided with many services offered by the Federal and State governments if they qualify for certain programs such as an Individual Educational Plan or a 504 Plan.Thesis Students with a mental disability who are aided by an IEP or 504 Plan should be placed…show more content…
The next step is to either begin a strategy or test the student for specific disabilities or impairments to determine the qualification for any special services. In order to determine if the disability qualifies them to receive services, a team of professionals individually evaluate the child. This team may include a psychologist; special education teacher; a vision and/or hearing therapist; and a physical, occupational, and/or speech therapist. When the team members complete their assessments, they compile their findings into one Comprehensive Evaluation Report (CER) which includes the skills and support the student may need based on the assessment outcomes. Finally, an IEP meeting is held; the team of professionals, parents, and teachers explore the CER, determine the goals for each need, and outline the services the student will need and how they will be provided. Services may include special education, physical therapy, speech therapy, counseling, medical services, or any others determined beneficial for the individual. The IEP’s created during these meetings require yearly review to determine what changes need to be made to ensure the student continues to receive the support needed (Bachrach “Individualized”). Transition Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was designed to protect the rights of people who have handicaps involved in any program or activity that receives
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