Special Needs Child
Karen S. Browning, MEd, OTC
This case is appropriate for early intervention professionals who with the
parents and a representative of the local education authority (LEA) make up the
educational placement team for the special needs child. These professionals include:
physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists,
nutritionists, nurses, speech and language pathologists, social workers, special educators and audiologists.
- Explain the transdisciplinary treatment approach when providing services to children
- Discuss past, current, and proposed practices and legislation for educating children with disabilities.
- Describe the Individual Education Plan (IEP)
- Differentiate between the medical and educational models when providing
services to children with disabilities.