The special education process can be overwhelming for both parents and educators. For example, differentiating between IFSPs, IEPs, and 504s can be difficult. The classroom teacher is a member of the interdisciplinary team, and it is important for the teacher to have a general understanding of IFSPs, IEPs, and 504s. The interdisciplinary team includes the grade level teacher, special education teacher, district representative, school psychologist/specialist, the parents, and the student (when it is appropriate).
For this assignment, create a 12-15 slide digital presentation for an upcoming professional development.
Include the following in the presentation:
Explanations of IDEA, IFSPs, IEPs, and 504 plans and how they differ from each other.
General processes for special education identification, including Child Find, parent referral, and school referral.
Roles family, the school, and/or district faculty and staff play in identification, support, and reporting, as well as the meaning of service delivery.
Methods of communication with families regarding the process of special education identification.
A title slide, reference slide, and presenter’s notes.
Support your presentation with 3-5 scholarly reference