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Special Education Law in Iowa
Audio CD
$219.99 USD
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Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
6 hr 0 min
Multi-disc audio recording (6 hours) with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Publishing & Media
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  1. Explain the requirements for locating and identifying students with special needs under the “Child Find” obligation of the “Individuals with Disabilities Education Act”.
  2. Describe the components and content of an effective IEP.
  3. Determine how to impose discipline for students with disabilities.
  4. Explain the evaluation process.
  5. Outline strategies to help avoid due process and other issues.
  6. Discuss ways to avoid the most common mistakes made by special education professionals.
Legal Basics and Updates
  • Legislative, Administrative, & Judicial Developments
  • Implications and Challenges
  • Presented by the Adoption of Common Core
  • Legal Foundations and Analyses of IDEA

The Key IDEA Requirements
  • Child Find: Identification of Students
  • Evaluation: Determining Eligibility
  • Least Restrictive Environment
  • Eligibility Issues and Controversies
  • AD HD & Other Health Impairments
  • Accommodations & Modifications
  • Specially Designed Instruction

Special Considerations
  • Private School & Home School
  • Use of IDEA Funding
  • Non-identified Students
  • Early Intervention
  • Response to Intervention (RTI )
  • Parental Request for Evaluation
  • Independent Evaluations
  • Medication

IEP Development, Implementation, & Review
  • Development and Content of IEPs
  • Progress Reporting & Review
  • Revision of IEPs
  • Transition & Graduation
  • When Students Move
  • Parental Removal to Private School

Related Services, Assistive Technology, Medical Issues, Confidentiality and Statewide Assessment
  • Related Services
  • Health Related Needs
  • Assistive Technology
  • Physical & Occupational Therapy
  • Student Records & Confidentiality
  • Medical Records, HIPAA and FERPA
  • Statewide Assessment
  • Implications and Challenges
  • Presented by the Adoption of Common Core

  • Manifestation Determinations
  • Disciplinary Procedures & Exceptions
  • Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Functional Behavior Assessments
  • Social Skills Curriculum
  • Effective Social Skills Instruction

Due Process & Contested Cases
  • Burden of Proof
  • Most Common Mistakes
  • Standard of Review
  • Statute of Limitations
  • Conflict Resolution Sessions
  • Attorney Fees, Costs, & Damages
  • Due Process Procedures

Parting Thoughts
  • Warnings Regarding Due Process
  • Review of Process & Philosophy
  • Questions & Answers


Isaac Ersoff, Esq., with the firm of Andrews and Cramer, LLC, in Lincoln City, OR, is both an attorney and professor. He is a frequent, popular and authoritative speaker in the U.S. and abroad. His legal practice has encompassed both the private and institutional levels, and he has served as both an advocate and an arbitrator specializing in education-related matters. He is a recognized expert, consultant, teacher and presenter - throughout the U.S. and Israel - regarding the areas of education law, special education law, educational program development, and educational policy and reform.

Professor Ersoff's background is diverse. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar and has over 17 years of experience as a specialist in education law. He has been a school district Section 504 coordinator and has over 15 years of experience as a teacher and administrator in regular and special education at the K-12 level. In addition, he has over 12 years of experience as a professor in both the United States and Israel. Professor Ersoff currently teaches in the College of Education at Eastern Oregon University. He has taught in the colleges of education at Oregon State University, Lewis & Clark College, and the Open University of Israel. He served as an adjunct professor of law at Willamette University College of Law, where he concurrently held the position of University Coordinator of Disability Services for Graduate Programs.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Isaac Ersoff is an attorney at Andrews Ersoff & Zantello. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Isaac Ersoff has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
For U.S. and Canadian customers, a CE test is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations.

Certificates of Successful Completion may be emailed, faxed or mailed to participants completing the post-test/evaluation and paying the CE fee.

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

This course consists of 6.25 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.

Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists
This course contains 6.0 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.

Social Workers
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Other Professions
This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 clock hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Disclaimer: **Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.
**It is your ethical responsibility to report accurate hours to your licensing board.
**All self-study participants must complete and pass (80% or better) a post-test/evaluation prior to receiving a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test. Or you may call our customer service department and a copy of your test/evaluation will be emailed to you. Please allow 30-45 days.

Educators, Special Educators, Administrators, Principals, Educational Professionals, Social Workers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists