Specially Designed Instruction

  • IDEA defines special education as “specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability, including (A) instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals and institutions, and in other settings; and (B) instruction in physical education.” (20 United States Code [U.S.C.] § 1401(29))
    Further, IDEA defines specially designed instruction as “adapting, as appropriate to the needs of an eligible child under this part, the content, methodology or delivery of instruction (i) to address the unique needs of the child that result from the child’s disability; and (ii) to ensure access of the child to the general curriculum, so that the child can meet the educational standards within the jurisdiction of the public agency that apply to all children.” (Section 300.39(b)(3) of Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations [CFR])

    Specially Designed Instruction Booklet Cover Graphic Contact Diana Saenz at dsaenz@esc1.net to learn more.
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Last Modified on April 6, 2020