Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 2, you should be able to:

2.1 Identify the court cases that led to the enactment of Public Law 94–142.

2.2 Summarize the key components of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) from 1975 to 2004.

2.3 Explain the legislative intent of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

2.4 Compare inter- and intraindividual differences.

2.5 Describe the difference between norm- and criterion-referenced assessments.

2.6 Identify the steps in the referral process for the delivery of special education services.

2.7 List the key components of an individualized education program (IEP) and an individualized family service plan (IFSP).

2.8 Define mainstreaming, least restrictive environment, regular education initiative, and full inclusion.