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The Use of Seclusion & Restraint: A Guidance Document on Best Practices

Arizona Guidance Document on the Use of Seclusion and Restraint from 2015 categorizes and compares current best practices in the use of seclusion and restraint from the United States Department of Education, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Arizona Task Force on Best Practices in Special Education and Behavior Management, and Senate Bill 1459. A list of references is provided at the end of the document.

Alignment of IEP Goals with State Standards

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Dear Colleague Letter from November 2015 reminds schools that they need to ensure that IEP goals are aligned with State academic content standards for the grade in which a child is enrolled.

Dyslexia

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Dear Colleague Letter from October 2015 reminds schools that there is nothing in the IDEA that would prohibit the use of the terms dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia in IDEA evaluation, eligibility determinations, or IEP documents.

 

Link to Dispute Resolution Hot Topics for additional guidance documents from OSEP, OSERS and OCR.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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