IDEA 2004: Highly
Qualified Teachers, RBI,
YOU know what IDEA 2004 says
About IEPs, IEP Teams, and IEP Meetings?
1. IDEA 2004: Highly Qualified Teachers & Research Based Instruction (RBI)
Did you know that IDEA 2004 includes new language that parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys can use to ensure that children with disabilities are taught by highly qualified teachers and receive research based instruction?
"IDEA 2004 includes new requirements that schools provide 'high-quality, intensive preservice preparation and professional development for all personnel who work with children with disabilities' so all school staff have 'skills and knowledge to improve the academic achievement and functional performance of children with disabilities . . . including the use of scientifically based instructional practices." Read article
learn about the new requirements for personnel training, scientifically
based instruction, and IEPs, read IDEA
2004: How Will IEPs Change Under IDEA 2004?
2. Roadmap to IDEA 2004: What You Need to Know About IEPs, IEP Teams, IEP Meetings
understand that parents are no longer required participants on
their child's IEP team." - Question from a parent at
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* content of IEPs
parents no longer required members of their child's IEP team?
What does the law say about IEPs, IEP teams and
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