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Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans for Special Education Students

As a general rule, special education students have to be kept in their regular placement as determined in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).  However, at times special education students will misbehave and may be disciplined by removal from that regular placement.  In fact, research shows that special education students generally tend to get disciplined more often than their general education peers, and also that the discipline for them may often be longer and more severe.  Luckily, however, the law does offer protections for special education students, but parents have to use the law properly.  

Students in Medical Fields Should be Careful with Clinical Rotations

With the growth in the medical field, numerous students are now pursuing degrees allowing them to be a doctor, nurse, psychologist, pharmacist, CNA, dental hygenists or other type of health care provider.  This is a good development in the Denver, Colorado area because it will give consumers a wide range of options for service providers.

Students Facing Discipline Potentially Could be Protected by Special Education Laws

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), if a student who has not been identified as requiring an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is facing removal from the regular educational setting - i.e., expulsion or an extended suspension - but a parent nevertheless believes the student may have a disability, the parent may request a special education evaluation.  This is a situation that occasionally will arise.

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