Navigating Special Education: Responsibilities, Terminology, and Legalities
The course, Navigating Special Education: Responsibilities, Terminology, and Legalities, is designed to equip educators with the knowledge and skills needed to support students with special education needs. The course provides a solid foundation by exploring the roles, responsibilities, and common aspects associated with special education. Participants will learn the specific terminology and acronyms used in the field, enabling them to communicate effectively and understand their responsibilities. Additionally, the course covers the legal framework, ensuring that educators understand the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the rights of students. By the end of the course, educators will be well-prepared to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students, fostering their growth and success.
This is a one hour, fifteen minute course that is available individually or as part of our six-hour course, Fundamentals of Special Education: An Educator’s Guide.
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Total Time: 1 Hour, 15 minutes
Help! I’m assigned students with special education needs; what do I need to know?
- Understand the general purpose of the special education field.
- Explore common roles and duties involved in teaching students with special education needs.
- Understand the formats in which special education learning occurs.
- Define commonly used acronyms and key terminology used throughout the special education field.
- Understand the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its pivotal provisions.
- Learn about students' rights and protections within the education system.
- Understand and implement the various ethical aspects of special education.
Jacqueline Glazner, M.S., LPC-A, NCC
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- interactive (you’ll be completing engaging tasks as you move through the course)
- comprehensive (a full range of topic info and approaches are provided)
- asynchronous (not live) learning experiences that you complete when and where you want. You will receive 1-12 hours credit for completing the courses.
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