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ERIC Number: EJ1187553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0938-8982
Envisioning an Improved Continuum of Special Education Services for Students with Learning Disabilities: Considering Intervention Intensity
Lemons, Christopher J.; Vaughn, Sharon; Wexler, Jade; Kearns, Devin M.; Sinclair, Anne C.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v33 n3 p131-143 Aug 2018
In "Endrew F. v Douglas County School District RE-1," the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the requirement that schools provide special education services designed to confer educational benefit that is more than de minimis. "Endrew" offers an opportunity for the special education community to consider whether students with learning disabilities have access to a full continuum of services, including individualized, data-driven, and intensive interventions. We examine predominant models of service delivery, highlight concerns that these are insufficient, and envision an improved continuum of services better aligned with the raised expectations of "Endrew." We also highlight important barriers that need to be addressed before an improved continuum can be implemented in many schools in the United States.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS); Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: H325D140073; H325H140001; R324A150181