According to the National Association of School Psychologists, school psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that requires schools to serve the educational needs of eligible students with disabilities.
Chapter 14 refers to the special education regulations set by the State Board of Education, established by the General Assembly, for the State of Pennsylvania. The regulations are found under the 22 PA Code Chapter 14 for School Districts.
Chapter 16, adopted in 2000, created a more complete definition of gifted education under Pennsylvania Code. This section defines giftedness, assessments, and the schools responsibility to offer curriculum and instruction to best meet the needs of the individual.
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