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Week 5: Case Reviews
Case 1: Is there a Nurse in the House?
Note: Discussion Board reviews were not available. I will use my own case review to answer questions as best available information.
A. Identify five “lessons” that you found to be most interesting or compelling.
1. The Individuals with Disabilities Acts (IDEA) – This is a federal law that ensures that services are provided to children with disabilities. It governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and other related services to infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.
2. Individualized Education Programs (IEP’s) – An outline of special education and related services that a child in the public school system is required to have under the guidelines of IDEA. This outline states what the public school system’s educational objective is for that specific child and how it plans to obtain that goal.
3. 504 Disability Act – Actually Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which states that no student can be discriminated against and denied services such as those given to a non-disabled student. In order to comply with Section 504, many schools must make accommodations and modifications to provide for the needs of a child with special needs.
4. No Child Left Behind Act – In reference to children with disabilities, this act addresses accountability. It is incorrect to generalize that all students with disabilities cannot participate in state standardized testing. Many can participate academically with their peers if accommodations and modifications are made. Having a disability does not necessarily mean mentally incapable, it could only apply to physical disabilities; therefore participation in special needs services should not automatically exclude every child from testing requirements.
5. Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee (ARD) – Group of individuals that meet to initiate and review the IEP for the student. It has...