An Introductory Guide For Parents

special educationIntellectual giftedness is a difference in learning and can also benefit from specialized teaching techniques or different educational programs, but the term “special education” is generally used to specifically indicate instruction of students with disabilities. For children and young people with SEN under the age of 16, under the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice for Wales , there is also the expectation that this support will normally be provided in mainstream schools or settings, offering access to a broad, balanced and relevant education.

Federal law says that students with learning disabilities should be educated alongside their non-disabled peers to the maximum extent possible.” According to a 2014 report by the National Center for Learning Disabilities , 66 percent of students with learning disabilities spend 80 percent or more of their school day in general education classrooms.

IDEA ensures that children with disabilities have access to a free and appropriate …

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