This course discusses the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 requirements for determining eligibility for services, as contrasted with clinical identification of a communication disorder. It addresses the disproportionate identification of certain racial-ethnic groups as eligible for special education, as well as recent recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education regarding students with long-term Covid.
Course created on September 23, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the eligibility requirements of IDEA and Section 504.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify clinical evaluation information that supports eligibility determination.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least 2 approaches to reduce disproportionate identification of certain racial-ethnic groups.
|5-15 Minutes||Special education eligibility|
|15-25 Minutes||Evaluation for eligibility|
|25-35 Minutes||Identification of academic impact|
|50-60 Minutes||Section 504 eligibility|
|75-85 Minutes||Children with long-term Covid symptoms|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Lissa Power-deFur has worked with children with disabilities for decades, including 18 years at the Virginia Department of Education, where one of her responsibilities was the revision of the state special education requirements. She is currently Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Interim Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Longwood University, where she has taught special education content and supervised school-based services. She has volunteered for her profession, serving on the Speech-Language-Hearing Association board for over 10 years and as the ASHA Vice President of Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology. She graduated from the University of Virginia and enjoys spending time with her family and in her garden in her free time.
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AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential
This course is offered for 1.5 hour(s) of CE Credit from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. For an explanation of content areas, please view pdf listing all 9 "domains."
American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
0.15 ASHA CEUs
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International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1.5 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
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Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
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