Fundamentals of Special Education

Improve educator instructional delivery through establishing quality learning environments and instructional strategies to meet the needs of special education leaders.

Introduction to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Introduces important components of special education, identifying children in need of special education, specialized instruction and special education eligibility categories.

Introduction to Individualized Education Programs (IEP)
Introduces the required components of an IEP, related services and transition services.

Setting-up the Physical Environment/Classroom for Student Success
Provides effective strategies for setting up the physical structure and organization of the classroom environment. It includes setting up staff schedules for optimal use of classroom management and support of student behavior.

Effective Use of Visual Supports for All Learners
Provides effective strategies for using visuals for classroom management, behavior and instruction, creating student schedules and using visuals for independent and group work stations and group instruction.

Differentiating Instruction
Provides effective strategies for differentiating instruction and learning materials to meet the needs of all learners.