Department of Defense Education Activity

Special Education

Special Education Services:
Kadena High School has a Case Study Committee (CSC) in order to implement DoDEA compliance with Public Law 94142 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (PL 101476). Current revisions reflects changes in the delivery of special education services as mandated by the 1997 amendment (PL105-17) to the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (PL 101-476) as implemented in DoDEA by DoD Instruction 1342.12 ( April 11, 2005).

The CSC refers to a multidisciplinary team of special educators, speech and language therapists, regular educators, related services personnel (counselors, nurse, school psychologist, LI/CI assessors and Education and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) medical personnel), administrators, and parents (when appropriate). The CSC meets to consider referrals, plan and conduct assessments, determine eligibility, and develop programs for students who may need special education and related services. The Core CSC personnel are responsible for a variety of activities involved with the effective functioning of the special education program. The student specific CSC is responsible for those activities directly related to a specific student from the time of referral through Individual Education Program (IEP) development. The CSC Monitoring Standards, July 2012 are:

  1. A coordinated community effort exists to identify children from birth through 21 years of ages who might be in need of early intervention services (EDIS), special education (SPED) or related services (RS).
  2. A multidisciplinary team conducts assessments and synthesizes all information and makes decisions and recommendations regarding whether a particular student has a disability. If the student is found to have a disability, the team determines the type and extent of the disability, and the student's eligibility to receive early intervention services or special education and related services. Assessment information is used to develop or update individualized plans.
  3. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written document defining specially designed instruction for a student with a disability (3-21 years inclusive.)
  4. Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) is the setting that maximizes opportunities for students with disabilities to be educated with their non-disabled peers. Generally, the less opportunity a student has to interact and learn with non-disabled peers, the more the placement is considered to be restricted. The IEP team must consider a placement that allows the student with disabilities to be educated with on-disabled peers to the greatest extent appropriate; to be educated in the classroom setting that they would attend if not disabled and one that allows access to the general education curriculum, extracurricular activities, or any other program that non-disabled peers would be able to access. The general education classroom with supplementary aids and services should be the first placement option considered before the consideration of a more restrictive placement. If the nature or severity of the disabilities is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily then this may not be the LRE placement for the student. IDEA and DoDI 1342.12 do not require that every student with a disability be placed in the general education classroom regardless of Individual abilities and needs.
  5. Parents of children with disabilities are afforded procedural safeguards to ensure that their children receive appropriate services.
  6. A comprehensive system of personnel development ensures appropriate training for professionals, paraprofessionals, and primary resource personnel.
  7. DoD ensures compliance with regulations through a coordinated, systematic program of monitoring. The administration of the program to provide early intervention, special education and related services operate effectively to ensure that services are provided in accordance with the appropriate regulations.

Sp ec ial Education Courses: The Learning Impaired Mild to Moderate and Learning Impaired Moderate to Severe students also participate as office assistant.
Staff Assistant: AAC 301

Child Find

Child Find is the ongoing process used by DoDEA and the Medically Related Services Department of the Armed Forces to seek, and with consent of parents, identify individuals (from birth to age 21, inclusive), who are eligible to receive special education and related services (speech/language, learning, physical, emotional). Child Find activities include the dissemination of information to the public as well as screening, referral, and identification procedures. All referrals are confidential and anyone who has an educational concern about a child should contact the KDHS guidance counselors.