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ERIC Number: EJ1070633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0936-2835
The "Red Flags" for Child Find under the IDEA: Separating the Law from the Lore
Zirkel, Perry A.
Exceptionality, v23 n3 p192-209 2015
A comprehensive search identified 42 court decisions from late 1996 to early 2014 concerning the primary modern meaning of child find under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)--whether the district had reasonable suspicion of eligibility and yet did not evaluate the child. The findings from a systematic analysis of these court decisions included (a) an upward trajectory in their frequency; (b) an outcome ratio of 2:1 in favor of the defendant school districts; (c) specific learning disabilities and emotional disabilities as the leading suspected IDEA classifications and attention deficit disorder as the predominant professional diagnosis; (d) wide dispersion across the K-12 grade levels; and (e) hospitalization as the only one of various factors characterized in typical training materials as "red flags" of reasonable suspicion the case law supported to serve this metaphoric role.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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