Child Study Team Presentation and Handout
Child study teams provide school districts with an established structure for following screening, pre-referral, referral, and classification procedures. In turn, teachers should be knowledgeable of their role and responsibilities within the child study team process. This ensures pre-referral strategies are implemented with fidelity within the classroom setting and data is collected concerning student’s strengths and weaknesses to fully inform decision making.
Design a 10-15 slide digital presentation for general education teachers detailing the following about child study teams:
- An engaging title section as well as appropriate text, graphics, and layout.
- Why a child study team would be assembled and who would be a part of the team. Explain each team member’s role.
- The differences between screening, pre-referral, and classification procedures.
- Legal definitions and assessment requirements regarding next steps for obtaining a formal special education disability classification. Include when the team can determine that all pre-referral strategies have been exhausted and the only thing left is to refer the student for a comprehensive evaluation for formal classification under one of IDEA’s disability categories.
- Select one of the IDEA disability categories. Identify and describe 3-4 resources teachers can use to help determine students’ strengths and weaknesses in consideration of a referral for this chosen disability category.
In addition to the presentation, create a supplemental handout that briefly explain three classroom pre-referral instructional strategies that could be used to provide documentation of targeted supports for a student not making adequate progress.
Support your findings with 2-3 scholarly resources.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines,