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Handbook of Research on Challenging Deficit Thinking for Exceptional Education Improvement
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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Redesigning Deficit-Laden Assessments for Neurodivergent Students
Sunghee Choi (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA), Rachel K. Schuck (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA), and Kara Imm (Hunter College, CUNY, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8860-4.ch008
In this chapter, the authors deconstruct the deficit views inherent in special education assessment wherein marginalized, neurodivergent students receive stigmatizing labels and are often deprived of opportunities for quality instruction. The authors examine how eligibility criteria based on deficit views of disability are culturally biased and scientifically invalid. Then, the deficit perspective of Individualized Education Programs are analyzed to demonstrate how neurodivergent students and their families are isolated and objectified through this legal process. Lastly, as an alternative to the current assessment system, universally designed assessment is recommended to provide more accessible and flexible platforms for demonstrating students' knowledge and skills and to restore the lost connection between assessments and daily instruction.
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Dual Licensure Programs: Special Education Meets Academic Content Areas
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act – current federal law governing the education of students with exceptionalities.
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The Digitally Excluded Learner and Strategies for Success
Individuals with Disabilities Act, with 2004 revisions resulting in the increase of disabled students requiring assistive technologies.
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The Twice-Exceptional (2E) Truth: The Complex Characteristics and Needs of 2E Preservice Teachers in Postsecondary Settings
It is an acronym for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which provides legislative financial and legal support to individuals with disabilities in public schools. The law is based on six principles that include: free appropriate public education, nondiscriminatory evaluation, parent participation, procedural due process, and education in the least restrictive environment.
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