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They claim children with a disability should receive equivalent access to public education and not be left behind because of an impairment. Many also dispute attempts should be made to develop tests to measure academic achievement. Aron and Loprest state “Reforming special education cannot be done in isolation; it requires integration with reforms being made in general education” (116). However, there are many problems the education system is going to face if children with a disability are integrated into standard classes. If children with disabilities are not isolated then behavioral problem... ... middle of paper ... ...nt tends to be extremely lower than the average student their age.
Children with Learning Disabilities Do you know anyone who suffers from a learning disability? There are several disabilities out there, so chances are you must know someone who battles with the day-to-day hassles. But, are learning disabilities really a hassle? More often than not, this can be considered a misconception. Learning disabilities (LD) affect the way a person “of at least average intelligence receives, stores, and processes information” (NCLD 2001).
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In spite of these advances however, many obstacles remain, including delays in providing services for children with disability, as well as regulatory and financial hindrances that complicate the program for all involved. Enhancing the system necessitates better ways of understanding and measuring both ends of the special education continuum, namely the services special education children need and receive, and the academic outcomes these students achieve. BACKGROUND Literatures talk about the dramatic shift from exclusion to inclusion in US legislation governing the education of children with disability. Prior to the ratification of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) in 1975, it was estimated that only one in five Americans with identified disability attended public schools. Unfortunately, of the three million special needs children who attended school, many received little or no effective instruction.