Special Education

Special Education Publications - Topics R - Z

The following is a listing of topics of publications * related to special education available on our web site. Within each topic area (i.e., Accessible Instructional Materials, etc.), publications are listed chronologically from most recent at the top down to oldest. If you are looking for the most recent and current version of a publication, please check from the top down within that topic area. You can also find publications listed by date of issue.



Reading Instruction




Related Services

Guidelines for the Use of Speech-Language Telepractice in the Delivery of Related Services to Students with Disabilities- September 2015

Provision of Related Services to Students with Disabilities Placed in Approved Private Schools in New York City - September 2012

Response to Intervention


Federal Policy on the Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Schools (Slentz)- August 2012

School Psychologists

Qualifications of Psychologists Employed by Preschool Special Education Multidisciplinary Evaluation Programs Approved Pursuant to Section 4410 of the Education Law - August 2014

Space Plans

State Complaints

State Performance Plans

For information related to the New York State IDEA Part B State Performance Plan, specific indicators and reporting requirements, please see http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/spp/home.html

State-Supported Schools

Students in State-Supported Schools Who Attend BOCES Programs Half-Time - May 2005

Statewide Central Register-Content posted under Preschool


Teachers of Speech and Hearing Handicapped

Testing Accommodations

Time Out Rooms



Traumatic Brain Injury


Guidelines for Grade 9 Entry Data for Ungraded Students with Disabilities in the 2006 and Later Cohorts - December 2010

Variance Procedures


* With the exception of the Procedural Safeguards Notice, Sample Due Process Complaint Form, and Sample Individualized Education Programs for preschool and school age, the New York State special education publications and policy memoranda on this web site published prior to 2004 have not been revised to reflect the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 changes. Beginning July 1, 2005, school districts must implement the new requirements of IDEA as found in PL 108-446 and applicable federal regulations. In addition, existing State law and regulations must continue to be implemented to the extent consistent with federal requirements.

Last Updated: September 13, 2019