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State and Federal Laws
- Proposed Criteria for the Identification of Children with Specific Learning Disabilities and Significant Developmental Delays:
During the week of November 30, 2009, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) conducted a verification visit to the Department of Public Instruction. The purpose of the visit was to review the States systems for general supervision, collection of State-reported data, and fiscal management. A copy of the OSEP verification letter informing DPI of the results of the visit, as well as DPIs response, and other information is listed below.
The team that develops an individualized education program (IEP) for a child must consider whether the child requires assistive technology devices and services. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act defines these requirements for assistive technology:
Schools provide occupational therapy when a child with a disability requires this related service to assist the child to benefit from special education. Occupational therapists use purposeful activity to facilitate a child's active participation in self-maintenance; academic and vocational pursuits; and play or leisure activities that occur in school environments.
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