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ERIC Number: EJ1049579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Your Hands Are (Not) Tied: School-Based Ethics When Parents Revoke Special Education Consent
Stein, Rachel; Sharkey, Jill
Psychology in the Schools, v52 n2 p168-180 Feb 2015
Parents currently have the unilateral ability to reject special education services. Yet, it is unclear how schools should support students with special education needs in this situation as schools may not challenge a parent's choice to revoke special education assessment consent or the provision of services. Guidelines for school professionals to address this quandary currently do not exist, thus this paper will draw on legal mandates, court precedents, and ethical analysis to provide recommendations for appropriate responses to these situations. In particular, what the related laws dictate, how to support students in the general education classroom, and how to deal with behavior and disciplinary infractions are discussed with attention to the National Association of School Psychologist's ethics for school psychologists.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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