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Presents updated research on 19 educational issues, plus 38 strategies and templates to help teachers implement RTI and user-friendly disciplinary approaches in K–12 diverse classrooms.

Working With Students Who Have Special Needs
Working with students who have special needs
Figure 8.0 Reauthorization of IDEA 2004
The History of Special Education

In 1975, P.L. 94–42, originally referred to as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, was enacted. The Act was later reauthorized and expanded as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1990 and reauthorized again in 1997. According to Vaughn et al. (2000), this legislation was designed to ensure that all children with disabilities receive an appropriate education through special education and related services. Some of the most common terms and their definitions include the following:

  • Mainstreaming—Places exceptional students in regular classes as soon as they are able to meet fundamentally the same requirements as typical students (Friend & Bursuck as cited ...
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