The history and legal foundations of early childhood special education.
Examine the history and legal foundations of early childhood special education. It is important for all educators to possess a basic understanding of the history and legal principles specific to
special education to ensure a quality educational experience for all.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Who are exceptional learners?
What is the difference between early intervention and early childhood special education? Why is it
important to know the difference?
What are 2 major laws or policies that influenced special education the most and why? Why do you
think it is important for all educators to know these laws and policies?
Review the College’s Conceptual Framework and answer the following question:
How does this topic link to the College’s Conceptual Framework and the framework’s philosophical
relationship to effective teacher preparation?