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The Changing Role Of The School Psychologist In Response To Intervention, Sharon Murphy-Price Jun 2012

The Changing Role Of The School Psychologist In Response To Intervention, Sharon Murphy-Price

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Traditionally, school psychologists have used the I.Q. discrepancy model to measure academic achievement versus student academic ability in order to determine if the student may be eligible for special education services under the category of specific learning disability (SLD). With the reauthorization of IDEA 1997 in December 2004, new policies under Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) were signed into law and became effective July 1. 2005. While the use of the I.Q. discrepancy model is permitted, technically adequate assessments and researched based instructional practices must also be in place and student progress recorded before students can ...


Maintaining Hope/ Encouraging Perspective In Special Education, Donna Smith Jun 2008

Maintaining Hope/ Encouraging Perspective In Special Education, Donna Smith

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Having a child with moderate to severe disabilities is a life-altering experience for many families. This study is an exploration of the relationship that exists between the parents of children with moderate to severe disabilities and special education professionals. It is an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the parental perspective on the complexities of that relationship, and to investigate how that relationship is negotiated through stories told by eight parents about their experiences with the professionals in the schools their children attend. This study is also focused on how parents, school systems, and societal understandings of disability and ...