Discussion Topic 1: Discussion Question 2 5.0 Question If you were to propose a
reauthorization to IDEA, what changes
would you propose in regards to special
Discussion Topic 1: Discussion Question 1 5.0 Question Explain the concept of special
education. What is the impact of both
cultural diversity and linguistic
diversity on special education?
Topic 2: Discussion Question 1 5.0 What are existing support systems, services, or resources for parentsand families of children with special needs? Focus on those of local, state,
and federal government. Research
privately run support systems and share
those with the class. If you were the
parent of a special needs child, what
would draw you to any of these and why?
Topic 2: Discussion Question 2 5.0 What are the challenges that special educators face in planning andproviding special education services
to students with disabilities? Which do
you think are the most significant and
Topic 3: Discussion Question 2 5.0 Early childhood special educationservices assist parents of infantsand toddlers with special needs. In
your opinion, what are the ways you
can assist the parents and families to
cope with the challenges? Support your
opinion with research.
Topic 3: Discussion Question 1 5.0 How would you explain the criticalneed for transitional services for students with disabilities? What are challenges associated with transitions
for students with disabilities?
Discussion Topic 4: Discussion Question 2 5.0 Question Why are intelligence and adaptive
behavior used to measure intellectual
disability? What other measure would
you prefer to use and why?
Topic 4: Discussion Question 1 5.0 TASH supports total inclusion ofregular students with students withsevere and multiple disabilities.
How do you respond to this statement?
Support your response with evidence.
Topic 5: Discussion Question 2 5.0 In your opinion, what are thekey characteristics of learning disabilities? Do individuals with
learning disabilities have low IQs?
Support your response with research.
Topic 5: Discussion Question 1 5.0 What is the difference between a communication disorder and a learning disability? Why do many children
with learning disabilities also have
communication or language disorders?
Topic 6: Discussion Question 1 5.0 How important are support systemsfor students with disabilities? How important are they for the special education teachers? What did you learn about support systems in this class
that you will apply to your work
Discussion Topic 6: Discussion Question 2 5.0 QuestionWhat questions do you still have in
regards to special education?
Topic 7: Discussion Question 1 5.0 What does a teacher need to considerin the instructional planning forstudents with physical and/or health impairments, and traumatic brain
injury? Why are these considerations
important? What difference does
specialized instructional planning make
for students with these issues?
Discussion Topic 7: Discussion Question 2 5.0 QuestionFunctional behavioral assessment (FBA)
is a popular topic in special education
literature. What is FBA and how does it
assist with behavioral challenges?