presented by Susan K. Effgen
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Susan K. Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Susan K. Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is a professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky. She is an established educator and researcher in pediatric physical therapy and has taught at several universities including the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In 1986, she established the sixth doctoral program…Read full bio
1. History of IDEA and the Requirements of the 2004 Reauthorization
In chapter one, you will review understanding the social, political, and educational events leading up to the passage of PL 94-142, The Education for All Handicapped Children Act which provides the background necessary to understand the key elements of the law and its reauthorizations.
2. Getting Down to Business in Schools
Chapter two describes the the key elements of PL 108-446, Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) which are critical for successful practice in school settings. Therapists must also be aware of the differences between IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act when considering services for students with disabilities.