Monday, May 01, 2006

New resource available for parents, teachers of learning disabled

Online guide serves wide range of needs

Teachers of struggling learners have a new resource to draw upon. The National Center for Learning Disabilities has just launched an innovative, online guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA),which is designed to explain the federal laws that underpin special education in every state.

Although created primarily for parents, the guide is also a valuable source of information -- in accessible language -- for classroom teachers who may not have a background in special education. Teachers can use the guide as a referral for parents or use it themselves to better understand the rights and requirements of their students who have special needs. For details, click here.

Via: Public Education Network

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letter shredder said...

This would be very helpful.

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Very timely....I need this. Thanks!

Brea said...

Awesome. It still is disturbing to know that there are teachers who do not know much about IDEA. Good resource though.

Deb Sistrunk said...

Letter Shredder, Elementaryhistoryteacher, Brea: Glad to be of help. I think parents and teachers of the learning disabled need all the support we can offer them.