Issue #29 - "How To" Series
NASET's How To Series consists of short special education guides that provide quick answers to many of the questions special educators need to know. These step by step guides, informational guides, factual guides, all provide immediate direction in solving everyday issues faced in the field. The NASET “HOW TO” Series is provided to answer difficult issues in a clear, concise and easily available manner.
In This Issue:
How To Prepare for a Triennial Review
What is the Triennial Evaluation?
Under IDEA, a child must be re-evaluated at least every three years. This is known as a triennial review. The purpose of the triennial review is to find out:
• if the child continues to be a "child with a disability," as defined within the law, and
• the child's educational needs.- -To learn more Login to NASET.
How To Conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment
Identifying the underlying causes of behavior may take many forms; and, while the Amendments to IDEA advise a functional behavioral assessment approach (which could determine specific contributors to behavior), they do not require or suggest specific techniques or strategies to use when assessing that behavior. While there are a variety of techniques available to conduct a functional behavioral assessment, the first step in the process is to define the behavior in concrete terms. In the following section we will discuss techniques to define behavior.
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