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Specially Designed Instruction

Specially Designed Instruction

Students can have a disability and not qualify for special education. Often what is heard in the preliminary stages of child find is, “We think this student qualifies for special education.” But is it really understood what it takes to qualify as having a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)? The determination for qualifying a student for special education is three-pronged. Read about the three prongs of determination for qualifying for special education in this Feature Column by FPS Director of Special Education Patty Cummings.