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Legal Basis for Assessment Procedures. Public Law 94-142-1975. Education for all handicapped children act Mandated provision of services for all school age children with disabilities Facilitated provision of services for young children in some states. Public Law 99-457. Amended 94-142

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public law 94 142 1975
Public Law 94-142-1975
  • Education for all handicapped children act
  • Mandated provision of services for all school age children with disabilities
  • Facilitated provision of services for young children in some states
public law 99 457
Public Law 99-457
  • Amended 94-142
  • Required states to provide education for children with disabilities 3-5
  • Assessment regulation made to apply to preschool children
  • Part H established incentives for assessing children birth -3.
categories 1996 1997 school year
Categories (1996-1997 school year)
  • Specific learning disabilities 51.1%
  • Speech/language impairments 20.1%
  • Mental retardation 11.4
  • Emotional disturbance 8.6
  • OHI 3.1
  • Multiple disabilities 1.9
  • Hearing impairments 1.3
  • Orthopedic impairments 1.3
  • Autism 0.7
  • Visual impairments 0.5
  • Traumatic brain injury 0.2
  • Deaf-blindness <0.1
public law 102 119
Public Law 102-119
  • Reauthorized Part H
  • Amended section 619
public law 105 17 idea 97
Public Law 105-17- IDEA 97
  • Part A: General provisions
  • Part B: Requirements for providing special education 3-21
  • Part C: Requirement for providing services for infants and toddlers –birth to 3– old Part H
  • Part D: Provisions for federal funding for discretionary programs
part c and section 619
Part C and Section 619
  • Part C pertains to infants and toddlers
  • Section 619 pertains to preschool age children 3-6
  • State agencies may be different for the two populations
differences between part b and part c
Differences between Part B and Part C
  • Part C—Children are not a service client apart from the family
  • Section 619 –has been a downward extension of services for school age children
    • Usually administered by Department of Education
differences between part b and part c9
Differences between Part B and Part C
  • Differs from state to state
  • Regulation driven
  • IFSP may be written for either group
  • IEP may be written for 3-6 age group
eligibility
Eligibility
  • Three groups
    • Measurable developmental disability in one or more areas
    • Diagnosed condition that may result in a developmental delay
    • At risk of having a delay
quantifying a delay
Quantifying a delay
  • Difference in months of chronological age and performance age
  • Delay in certain number of months below chronological age
  • Delay as expressed in standard deviations
  • Some states can only use a qualitative definition
idea 97
IDEA 97
  • Extended the option of using a category of developmental delay
  • Through age 9
    • 5 areas
      • Physical
      • Cognitive
      • Social or emotional
      • Communicative
      • Adaptive
part c regulations for assessment
Part C regulations for assessment
  • Assessment:
    • on going procedures
    • Used by appropriate personnel
    • Identify strengths and needs
    • Identify resources, prioritiesn and concerns of the family
    • Identify supports and services needed
part c assessment con t
Part C assessment (con’t)
  • Evaluation
    • Appropriate personnel
    • To determine eligibility
    • To determine status in each developmental area
assessment
Assessment
  • Conducted by appropriate personnel
  • Based on informed clinical opinion
  • Native language
  • Non discriminatory
  • More than one source
slide16
IFSP
  • Information about status including present level of functioning
  • Statement of family resources
  • Statement of major outcomes expected
  • Statement of specific early childhood services
slide17
IFSP
  • State of the natural environments
  • Projected dates
  • Identification of service coordinator
  • Transition plans
slide18
IEP
  • Statement of present level of performance
  • Statement of measurable annual goals
  • Statement of special education services needed
  • Explanation of amount of time spent without peers without labels
slide19
IEP
  • Statement of individual modification
  • Projected dates
  • Statement of measurement procedures