The Role of the School Nurse in the Special Education Process: Part 2: Eligibility Determination and the Individualized Education Program
journal contributionposted on 2022-01-19, 17:36 authored by Robin ShannonRobin Shannon, Catherine YonkaitisCatherine Yonkaitis
This is the second of two articles outlining the professional school nurse's role in the special education process for students with disabilities. The Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act of 2004 mandates the special education process: identification, full and individual evaluation, eligibility determination, and development of the individual education program (IEP), including special education placement. Part 1 focused on the importance of the school nurse's role in student identification, response to intervention, and the full and individual evaluation. Part 2 highlights the school nurse's vital and unique contribution to the subsequent special education steps of eligibility determination, IEP development, and special education services placement and minutes.