New Federal Center to Boost Support for Students With Disabilities The U.S. Department of Education plans to spend more than $2 million a year to help students with disabilities whose behavior challenges get in the way of academic success. The planned National Center for Students With Disabilities Who Require Intensive Intervention will help states, districts and schools to develop, refine ... News in Brief
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New Federal Center to Boost Support for Students With Disabilities
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New Federal Center to Boost Support for Students With Disabilities
The ASHA Leader, June 2016, Vol. 21, 11. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB4.21062016.11
The ASHA Leader, June 2016, Vol. 21, 11. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB4.21062016.11
The U.S. Department of Education plans to spend more than $2 million a year to help students with disabilities whose behavior challenges get in the way of academic success.
The planned National Center for Students With Disabilities Who Require Intensive Intervention will help states, districts and schools to develop, refine and coordinate instruction and intervention for “students with disabilities who have persistent learning or behavior difficulties and who need intensive intervention to succeed in school and to be prepared for postsecondary opportunities,” according to a Federal Register notice announcing that funding is available to establish the center.
The department indicates that many students with behavior or learning issues are intellectually capable, but don’t do well in school primarily because they don’t receive appropriate interventions and supports. Students with disabilities persistently graduate at a low rate, score poorly on national standardized reading and math tests, and have higher suspension rates.
The new center will focus on children who are intellectually capable of succeeding, but have experienced barriers to performing well academically, rather than on those with the most significant cognitive disabilities.
2 Comments
October 14, 2016
Raymonde Johnson
has the center begun to identify people
So is this limited to a specific geography area
October 14, 2016
Carol Polovoy
The Center is not identifying individuals
Funding for the center has been awarded to the American Institutes for Research (http://leader.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2557715&resultClick=3). The center is designed to help state and local educational agencies support schools and educators implementing intensive intervention for students with disabilities who have persistent learning or behavior difficulties. It is not providing direct services to children.
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