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Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2022
Through educational research over the last decade, effective practices have been identified for dealing with difficult and challenging behavior in schools. Still, in too many cases, the results of this research and the practices it suggests have not reached educators at the district or building level. The purpose of this booklet is to offer…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Parent Participation, Cooperative Planning, Students with Disabilities
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2022
This booklet has been developed in hopes that it may aid in keeping communication open and focused between families and schools. Building communication between parents and the school staff through letters offers a way of keeping records of ideas, concerns, and suggestions. This booklet provides general guidelines to writing letters as well as…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Communication Skills, Skill Development, Parent School Relationship
Dennison, Kim, Comp. – Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2022
Sometimes parents just do not know where to begin once their child has been diagnosed as deaf or hearing impaired. This booklet helps answer some of the questions these parents might have. A resource section has been included for parents and professionals for future reference. One of the most important things to remember is that, once a child has…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology, Nonverbal Communication
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2022
All school districts have children attending who have special dietary needs due to a disability or a food allergy or intolerance. In order for these children to attend school, their dietary needs must be addressed since they are unable to eat meals prepared for the general student population. There is federal legislation which provides guidance…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Equal Education, Educational Legislation, Students with Disabilities
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2022
An IEP is an Individualized Education Program. When a child is identified with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) a child has a right to a Free, Appropriate, Public Education (FAPE). For a child to receive FAPE there has to be an IEP developed in order for the child to progress in the general education…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Students with Disabilities, Student Needs, Teamwork
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2022
Special education, for students ages 3 to 21, is guided by federal and state requirements. The federal requirements are referred to as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The state requirements are referred to as the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities (Ohio Operating Standards). IDEA…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Students with Disabilities
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2022
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the federal law that secures special education services for children with disabilities from the time they are born until they graduate from high school. The law was reauthorized by Congress in 2004, prompting a series of changes in the way special education services are implemented. These…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Students with Disabilities, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2022
Children's ways of learning are as different as the colors of the rainbow. All children have different personalities, preferences and tastes; they all have a certain way they prefer to learn. Teachers and parents need to be aware of and value these differences. Children's brains develop faster from birth to age three than any other time, and more…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Brain, Learning Processes, Intelligence Quotient
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2022
There is a process within the special education program that directly links a child's educational program with their plans for the future. It is called a Transition Plan and is part of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability designed to be used within a…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Special Education, Individualized Education Programs
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2022
The only consistency with children, with and without disabilities, is that they are inconsistent. Much of a child's behavior is adult controlled by their reaction, methods used, and consistency in support and discipline. When adults change the way they respond to the child's behaviors, the child gradually will learn to modify their behavior.…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Disabilities
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2022
There are an estimated 1.5 to 2.5 million children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the United States. These children make up about 3-5 percent of a school's student population. Boys are diagnosed almost ten times more often than girls. Girls tend to be more inattentive and their symptoms are dismissed as those of a day…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Gender Differences, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Clinical Diagnosis
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2022
Many parents feel intimidated when talking with special education professionals. There is much in our society which encourages us to look at professionals and to accept what they say without question. However, that does not mean you should be intimidated. The discussion is about your child and you know your child better than anyone, giving you the…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Interaction, Interpersonal Communication
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2019
All school districts have children attending who have special dietary needs due to a disability or a food allergy or intolerance. In order for these children to attend school, their dietary needs must be addressed since they are unable to eat meals prepared for the general student population. There is federal legislation which provides guidance…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Dietetics, Students with Disabilities, Allergy
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2019
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the federal law that secures special education services for children with disabilities from the time they are born until they graduate from high school. The law was reauthorized by Congress in 2004, prompting a series of changes in the way special education services are implemented. These…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Positive Behavior Supports
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2019
There is a process within the special education program that directly links a child's educational program with their plans for the future. It is called a Transition Plan and is part of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability designed to be used within a…
Descriptors: Individualized Transition Plans, Transitional Programs, Students with Disabilities, Secondary School Students
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