Hello fellows! 

My name is Mohammad Nasirullah. I am teaching in New York City public schools as a substitute teacher. I am here to complete my Master’s degree to be a full-time teacher. Besides, I have been writing my blog www.notu.us on various topics. I take this site as my personal online journal where I can save my documents to pull out any time I need. I can edit and update the contents by myself. I am very much interested to learn about music therapy as well to serve the autism community better. I am preparing for the first certification exam. I can play guitar too. I love to spend time with children and music lovers. 

Topic 1 DQ 1  

The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires IEP teams to consider the effect of a given disability on a child’s performance and identify each child’s unique strengths, preferences, interests, and needs to develop specially designed instruction. This is what makes special education different from providing general accommodations. Review the “Special Education” and the “Section 300.39 Special Education” study materials and describe the three major components that IDEA requires teams to include in the IEP to adequately address specially designed instruction. Explain why you think the law requires teams to explicitly describe specially designed instruction that is different from the instruction provided to all students. In replies to peers, support or refute the ideas presented using the topic materials, your own research, and specific, real-world examples.

Nov 12, 2020 11:33 AM

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According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), special education means specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents. It includes speech-language pathology services along with travel training, vocational education, and more. The individual receives a personalized educational goal through an individual Educational program (IEP). Travel training provides instruction as appropriate to children with significant cognitive disabilities. The skills they learn are how to move safely from place to place in school, home, at work, and in the community.

Like one size does not fit all, instruction for all may not be understood by a child with multiple disabilities. Congress amended the IDEA through Public Law 114-95, the Every Student Success Act, in December 2015. Congress states the concern to improving education results for children with disabilities as “an essential element of our national policy of ensuring equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.” (IDEA, 2015) 


IDEA,  https://sites.ed.gov/idea/regs/b/a/300.39