ERIC Number: ED448570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
IDEA Requirements for Preschoolers with Disabilities: Challenging Behavior. An Excerpt from the IDEA Early Childhood Policy and Practice Guide.
Walsh, Sharon; Smith, Barbara J.; Taylor, Ross C.
This booklet is one of a series designed to assist early childhood general educators, early childhood special educators, related service providers, parents, administrators, and others in understanding what the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) now requires for young children with disabilities ages birth through 5 years and their families. This guide addresses the IDEA discipline provisions under Part B as they relate to children ages 3 through 5 years old and their families, and, at a state's discretion, to 2-year-old children with disabilities who will turn 3 during the school year. Presented in a question and answer format, the following areas are addressed: (1) applicability of the discipline provisions; (2) protection for children not yet eligible for special education; (3) prevention of discipline problems; (4) interference with class activities; (5) removal from programs; (6) services provided to students who are removed or suspended; (7) functional behavioral assessments and behavioral intervention plans; (8) student placement; (9) disciplinary procedures that can be used to address dangerous behavior; (10) drugs or weapons; and (11) manifestation determinations. A pullout chart is included at the end of the guide that summarizes evaluation procedures, IEP procedures, personnel development procedures, and discipline procedures. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Prevention, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Council for Exceptional Children, Associations of Service Providers Implementing IDEA Reforms in Education (ASPIIRE), 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704; Tel: 877-232-4322 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-264-1637. For full text: http://www.ideapractices.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997