For this assignment, take on the role of a special education teacher at a K-5 elementary school. Your principal has asked you to prepare a powerpoint to inform new general education teachers about the basics of special education identification and referral, evaluation, and eligibility for individuals with disabilities.
Create a 10-15 slide digital presentation on the topic of special education referral, evaluation, and placement procedures.
Within your presentation:
- Review the RTI and MTSS processes and how they support students with and without disabilities who are struggling academically.
- Describe laws, policies, and procedures regarding referrals, assessments, and placements for students who have, or are suspected as having, a disability. Include which individuals may make such a referral, and distinguish special education identification from a special education referral .
- Identify rights and responsibilities of students being evaluated for special education services, their parents, teachers, schools, and other professionals within the evaluation process .
- Include a title slide, reference slide, and presenter’s notes.
Support your presentation with a minimum of three scholarly resources, referencing all applicable laws and policies