ERIC Number: ED466071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Child Study Team: A Special Educator's Guide to the Child Study Team Process.
Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena.
This manual is intended to help special education teachers in Montana with the Child Study Team (CST) process. It provides answers and examples for general questions regarding student evaluation and eligibility for special education services and for completing the CST report. The guide begins by answering common questions about the CST process, common questions about the CST form, and common questions regarding eligibility criteria. Issues addressed include the CST responsibility, the membership of the CST, disability criteria, the evaluation plan, exiting from related services or from special education, graduation, lack of instruction in reading and math, parental notice, observations, parent counseling and training, failure to respond, parental rights in special education, related services, review of existing evaluation data, speech and language services, transfer students, and travel training. The guide provides referenced Administrative Rules of Montana and Code of Federal Regulations. A CST report form is included, along with a review of existing evaluation data form. Examples are then provided of assessment summaries and implications, and disability criteria and need for special education statements. Eligibility criteria checklists are included. The guide closes with Administrative Rules of Montana regulations on disability criteria. All policy statements regarding the delivery of special education and related services are contained in the current "Montana State Plan Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act." (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Regulation, Parent Rights, Pupil Personnel Services, School Responsibility, Special Education, State Regulation, Student Evaluation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teamwork
Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Division of Special Education, P.O. Box 202501, Helena, MT 59620-2501. Web site: http://www.metnet.state.mt.us/specialed/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana