8. "Don’t worry, she’s doing fine. It’s normal for children who are blind to be a year or two behind."
Section 300.324(a)(i)-(iv) Development, review, and revision of IEP.
(a) Development of IEP--(1) General. In developing each child's
IEP, the IEP Team must consider--
(i) The strengths of the child;
(ii) The concerns of the parents for enhancing the education of their child;
(iii) The results of the initial or most recent evaluation of the child; and
(iv) The academic, developmental, and functional needs of the child.
IDEA 2004 (Public Law 108-446):
Almost 30 years of research and experience has
demonstrated that the education of children with disabilities can be made
more effective by—
(A) having high expectations for such children
and ensuring their access to the general education curriculum in the regular
classroom, to the maximum extent possible,
(D) providing appropriate special education and related services, and aids
and supports in the regular classroom, to such children, whenever appropriate,
(E) supporting high-quality, intensive…professional development for all personnel
who work with children with disabilities in order to ensure that such personnel
have the skills and knowledge necessary to improve the academic achievement
and functional performance of children with disabilities…
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