How Do I Know If My Foster Child Needs Special Education Services?
Bond, June. Prusak, Stacey.
Published: September-October 2013
Fostering Families Today
Vol. 13, No. 4 , p. 24-26
Fostering Media Connections
412 West 6th Street, Suite 925
Los Angeles, CA 90014
This article explains special education is available to meet the unique needs of children who have disabilities and describes the different domains of developmental delays, including delays related to motor skills, cognitive development, language development, social-emotional development, and adaptive skills. Steps foster parents should take in the initial weeks of placement to ascertain if the foster child is getting needed services or if an assessment should be scheduled are reviewed, as well as components of an Individualized Education Program.
special education; children with disabilities; parental role; child advocacy; foster children; assessment; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Delayed development