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Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2016
For this 10th article in the series reviewing recent court decisions concerning appropriate school psychology practice from both professional and legal perspectives, the focus is eligibility under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). For this purpose, the courts have generally agreed that, based on the definitions in the IDEA's…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Court Litigation, Eligibility, Disabilities
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Brozo, William G. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2009
It is difficult to deny that many U.S. middle and high school students are in need of special literacy supports. Several indicators of declining literacy achievement have shifted national attention toward struggling and striving adolescent readers. More than ever, secondary schools are under enormous pressure to find ways of improving performance…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Literacy
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Fellner, Gene – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
In his article, "Urban special education policy and the lived experience of stigma in a high school science classroom," Chris Hale persuasively argues that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and subsequent special education policies have largely failed to serve special education students who are stigmatized by their deficit…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Special Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Gentry, Ruben; Windfield, Glenda – Online Submission, 2010
Previous efforts at leveling the learning field for all students have not met with success. In 1955 Johnny allegedly could not read because of the "look-and-say method" of teaching reading; 26 years later he still could not read because most elementary schools continued to use the aforementioned unproductive system. Perhaps now is…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Early Intervention, Reading, Learning Disabilities
Moll, Anne M. – 2002
This paper explores what is moving the preservice teacher education field to a higher professional and ethical standard, examining: how the field of education has addressed the need for improved performance in serving students with disabilities over the past 20 years; what level of innovation is needed to sustain change for a single service…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Disabilities, Diversity (Student), Educational Change
Morningstar, Mary E.; Benitez, Debra – 2004
This monograph examines issues in the transition of youth with emotional and/or behavioral disorders to adulthood. It describes transition as a process by which youth with disabilities are systematically equipped with skills necessary for realizing valued postsecondary outcomes. The subject of transition is examined within the historical,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Basic Skills, Behavior Disorders, Education Work Relationship
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D'Alonzo, Bruno J.; And Others – Teacher Educator, 1995
Reviews provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and recent court decisions related to inclusion of children with disabilities in typical classrooms; considers various definitions of inclusion; outlines the positions of various proponents and opponents; identifies some problematic issues; proposes criteria for inclusion plans;…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Court Litigation, Disabilities, Educational Cooperation
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Daves, David P.; Walker, David W. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
Professional confusion, as well as case law confusion, exists concerning the fidelity and integrity of response to intervention (RTI) as a defensible procedure for identifying children as having a specific learning disability (SLD) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Division is generated because of conflicting mandates…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Response to Intervention, Integrity, Fidelity
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2012
In this issue of "Learning Disability Quarterly" (LDQ), Professors Daves and Walker reply to my earlier LDQ article on confusion in the cases and commentary about the legal dimension of RTI. In this brief rejoinder, I show that their reply confirms rather than resolves the confusion in their original commentary in 2010. This persistent…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Court Litigation, Response to Intervention, Federal Legislation
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Wright, Peter W. D.; Hale, James B.; Backenson, Erica M.; Eusebio, Eleazar C.; Dixon, Shauna G. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
In this issue, Professor Perry Zirkel argues that the points presented in the Dixon, Eusebio, Turton, Wright, and Hale treatise of the Forest Grove School District v. T.A. Supreme Court case confuses "legal requirements with professional norms." Although we appreciate Zirkel's acknowledgment that our position reflects the professional…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Disability Identification, Special Education, Federal Regulation
American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC. – 2002
This report summarizes the consensus statements developed by the Learning Disabilities Roundtable (February 2002), a meeting of the 10 member organizations of the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities to provide input for the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Roundtable resulted in defined areas of…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jeffries, Lynn – Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 2009
Family-centered practice (care, intervention, services, or help giving) and family-focused, and family-based care are terms used interchangeably over the past 60 years to describe an approach to working with children with disabilities and their families. Common beliefs fundamental to the implementation of a program that incorporates…
Descriptors: Family Needs, Intervention, Disabilities, Likert Scales
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
The modern history of the legal protections for students with learning disabilities in K-12 education focuses on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which is funding legislation with detailed accompanying regulations that, respectively, are periodically revised as part of the reauthorization process. In contrast, Section 504 of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility
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Turnbull, H. Rutherford, III – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
This article presents the author's address on the 2008 International Conference of the Council for Learning Disabilities in Kansas City, Missouri. In this keynote address, the author focuses on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), and students with specific learning disabilities (SLD), and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Conferences (Gatherings)
Curtis, Steven E. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
Prior to the mid-1970s, over one million children with disabilities were excluded from the nation's schools. In 1975, as a result of intense litigation and advocacy, Congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHA, P.L. 94-142), now called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), mandating that public schools…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Special Needs Students
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