ECS 590 Topic 2 DQ 1
According to “Case Overview, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act,” some disability rights advocates argue that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a program of good intentions and poor implementation, due to the combination of increased oversight of special education services and the implementation of services being left up to individual states with limited funding. In what ways do you agree and disagree with this statement? Provide examples.
ECS 590 Topic 2 DQ 2
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act emphasizes the involvement of parents throughout the assessment and evaluation process. Some parents are intimidated by the “experts” around the table when discussing their child’s special education needs and are uncomfortable contributing. How can teachers support parents in participating as a full member of the MET/IEP/IFSP team? What do you see as the benefits of increased parent involvement in the assessment process and why?