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The Role of the School Nurse in the Special Education Process: Part I: Student Identification and Evaluation

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posted on 19.01.2022, 17:38 by Catherine YonkaitisCatherine Yonkaitis, Robin ShannonRobin Shannon
Every U.S. student is entitled to a free and appropriate education. School districts must identify and evaluate any child who they find is unable to engage fully in learning as a participant in the general education curriculum. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 requires that these students be assessed by qualified individuals in any areas that may be impacting learning, including health, vision, hearing, social and emotional status, communicative status, and motor abilities. The school nurse, as the health expert, has an important role to play as a member of the special education team in evaluating whether a student has health concerns that are impacting learning and how health barriers to learning might be reduced. As part of the full and individual evaluation, the school nurse composes a written report and makes recommendations to the team regarding necessary health services and other modifications the student may need. This article (Part 1 of 2) will outline the school nurse's role in identification and evaluation of students who may benefit from special education services.

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Yonkaitis, C. F.Shannon, R. A. (2017). The Role of the School Nurse in the Special Education Process: Part I: Student Identification and Evaluation. NASN School Nurse, 32(3), 178-184. https://doi.org/10.1177/1942602x17700677

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SAGE Publications

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en

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1942-602X