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ERIC Number: EJ1140168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2325-7466
The Section 504 Process in Middle School: Perspectives of Parents, Teachers and Section 504 Coordinators
Chiasson, Kari; Olson, Myrna R.
Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, p81-95 Spr-Sum 2007
This phenomenological study investigated the perceptions of three teachers, four parents, and three Section 504 coordinators regarding the development and implementation of the Section 504 process for children in middle schools who have attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, or central auditory processing disorder. Analysis of the data gathered revealed that parents and teachers lacked a clear understanding the Section 504 process and often felt frustrated during the development, implementation, or review of a student's Individual Accommodation Plan (IAP). Furthermore, lack of time within a teacher's schedule was a major barrier to collaboration and communication with parents. Based on the findings of this study, the authors make specific recommendations to educators and parents for improving the Section 504 process so that students will receive the greatest benefit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A