Every child and every disability is different. The purpose of the Individualized Educational Program is to tailor an educational approach to the needs of the individual child. It was once believed that children with disabilities should be taught together in small groups, apart from other children. Educators now know that all students benefit when students are educated together.
The Common Core State Standards are an important step forward in education reform.
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"Response to Intervention" (RtI) is a foundation of teaching practice that works to scientifically match individual students to the teaching practices that are effective for them.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a framework for understanding how to create curricula that meets the needs of all learners from the start.
Academic Intervention Services (AIS) are available to students in all schools.
Students with an IEP often receive occupational, physical, speech, or counseling therapy as part of their programs.
An accommodation is typically defined as a service or support that is provided to help a student fully access the subject matter and instruction. Accommodations include adjustments to the environment, instruction or materials.