The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
Standards & Inclusion: Can We Have Both?The move toward higher standards in our nation's schools has raised a major dilemma for educators committed to the inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education classroom. How can these students truly succeed in a learning environment where academic standards and formalized testing are increasing? In "Standards and Inclusion: Can We Have Both?" Dorothy Kerzner Lipsky and Alan Gartner, from the National Center on Educational Restructuring and Inclusion at the City University of New York, address this question and many other critical issues facing educators who are supporting students with disabilities in inclusive settings. In a dynamic and powerful presentation, Drs. Lipsky and Gartner discuss: consequences of higher standards; seven factors of successful inclusion; the reauthorization of I.D.E.A (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act); the restructuring of America's schools. In addition to hearing from Lipsky and Gartner, viewers will go inside schools across the country and observe first-hand how the learning needs of all students are being successfully met in general education environments.
Physically Challenged Children in Physical EducationThis program explores all types of integrated Physical Education settings and shows how physically challenged children of all ages can participate in adaptive Physical Education programs, emphasizing fitness for all students, while concentrating on what they are capable of rather than what their limitations are. Here we learn that even if you don't have all the latest sports' equipment that's not a problem when getting children active; there are all forms of alternative ways to get kids moving. You supply the guidance and motivation; they'll supply the energy and excitement.
Evaluation and Educational Programming of Students with Deafblindness and Severe Disabilities by Carroll J. JonesThe special education area of deafblind severe disabilities is a highly specialized area involving a close working relationship among medical and educational professionals. In this book, author Jones presents a very complete package of information for the educator of children with severe disabilities. The book includes detailed diagnostic information so that the teacher will understand the physical, mental, social, and educational status of the student. The materials allow the teacher to plan for skill development based on the specific deficits of the child in relation to the skills needed.