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Special Education Introduction: Elementary


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by Gary Greene, Ph.D.

40 min


Special Education Introduction: Elementary

U.S. National

40 min


Special education requires coordination between administrators, educators, and parents.

This course gives you a visual roadmap for elementary education. Beginning with an overview of IDEA, including the key elements of FAPE and LRE, you’ll be given a clear picture of the basics of legal compliance. Next you’ll learn about the various categories of student disabilities identified in IDEA. Eligibility and referral are outlined in 7 simple steps to illustrate the referral and placement process. IEP’s are addressed by looking at the key components and you’ll benefit from seeing sample IEP goals. The course concludes with a sweeping overview of the many ways that collaboration is embedded and essential throughout the special education process.





Course Author


Gary Greene, Ph.D.

Professor, California State University, Long Beach

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