ERIC Number: ED368131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa Procedures for the Provision of Early Childhood Special Education: Programs and Services in the Least Restrictive Environment.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.
This document describes: (1) the programs and environments that may be considered as general education environments for children with disabilities under the age of six, in addressing the least restrictive provisions of legislation; (2) the procedures to be followed in the process of developing individualized education program (IEP) goals and objectives; and (3) strategies addressing planning, funding, and contract development. Specific topics addressed include: types of general and special education programs and settings; IEP procedures; determination of present levels of educational performance; determination of annual goals and short-term instructional objectives; extent of participation in general education and special education and modifications for general education participation; special education instructional, support, and related services; monitoring the IEP in integrated placements; justification for instructional programs, support, and related services being recommended; and program standards for providing special education in community-based early childhood centers. Appendices provide additional information on: funding (including sources, limitations, and contract development); procedures for requesting reverse integration programs; feasibility of placement in community-based programs; and use of adjusted program reports in community-based centers. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Contracts, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Practices, Eligibility, Financial Support, Individualized Education Programs, Mainstreaming, Pupil Personnel Services, Regular and Special Education Relationship, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.