IDEA 2004 and IDEA 2006 Regulations: Implications for Speech-Language Clinicians The reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law on December 3, 2004, by President George W. Bush. The provisions of the act became effective July 1, 2005; however, the final regulations were not published until August 2006 and were required to be implemented by October ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2007
IDEA 2004 and IDEA 2006 Regulations: Implications for Speech-Language Clinicians
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  • Ellen Estomin
    Special Education Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA
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Article   |   March 01, 2007
IDEA 2004 and IDEA 2006 Regulations: Implications for Speech-Language Clinicians
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, March 2007, Vol. 8, 9-11. doi:10.1044/sbi8.1.9
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, March 2007, Vol. 8, 9-11. doi:10.1044/sbi8.1.9
The reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law on December 3, 2004, by President George W. Bush. The provisions of the act became effective July 1, 2005; however, the final regulations were not published until August 2006 and were required to be implemented by October 2006.
Major tenets that remain in the final regulations include (ASHA, 2006)
The final regulations also present several changes that affect speech-language clinicians. These areas of change are discussed below.
Speech-language clinicians and educational audiologists can work with general education staff to provide support to students, not identified under IDEA, who are challenged by academic and/or behavioral expectations. Our expertise can be valuable to assist teachers providing educational and behavioral evaluations, services, and supports, and developing and analyzing data collection systems. We have the opportunity to design system-wide programs (some states may require a response-to-intervention [RTI] approach) or individual interventions.
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