Determining Eligibility for Special Education Services: What You Need to Know About Federal Law (EDU740R)

Presented By: Dr. Kathleen Whitmire , PhD
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 60 minutes
  • Wed, July 9, 2014
Event Description

Is your school using the correct procedures to identify Students with Disabilities per Federal Law?

Public schools in the US are required under federal law to identify students having disabilities and provide them with specially designed instruction. However, there is considerable variation in practice and policy across State and Local Education Agencies while interpreting federal requirements, particularly for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), speech-language impairments, and reading difficulties. School leaders need to be well versed in education law in order to fulfill their obligation to students, provide efficient and effective assessments, and avoid costly law suits.

In this session, nationally renowned speaker Dr. Kathleen Whitmire, PhD will:

  1. Help attendees understand the identification process.
  2. List required and recommended components of the comprehensive evaluation.
  3. Provide a framework for special disability groups.
  4. Address efficient ways to incorporate student data into the evaluation.
  5. Provide guidance for the use of special education funds.

Training Objectives:

In this program, you’ll learn essential information about federal requirements for determining eligibility for special education services, including:

  1. Required components of a comprehensive evaluation
  2. What’s meant by “academic achievement and functional performance,” “functional, development, and academic information” and “academic, non-academic and extracurricular settings”
  3. Special considerations for students with ASD, SLD, and other disabilities
  4. Ways to meet federal timeline requirements when including student data
  5. Funding for prevention vs. Special Education

Who Should Attend

  • Building principals and administrators
  • District school administrators
  • School psychologists
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Classroom teachers
  • Special education teachers

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About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Kathleen Whitmire PhD
Dr. Kathleen Whitmire, PhD, has a career in education that spans more than 30 years. Currently President of SDG Enterprise LLC, an education consulting firm, she previously served as the Director of Educational Programs for the National Center for Learning Disabilities where she was responsible for a multi-million-doll... More info