Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book

Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book Author Rich Weinfeld
ISBN-10 9781593633097
Release 2008
Pages 316
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Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education is a unique handbook that teaches parents how to work with schools to achieve optimal learning situations and accommodations for their child's needs. From IEPs and 504 Plans, to IDEA and NCLB, navigating today's school system can be difficult for even the most up-to-date, education savvy parent. Special needs advocates Rich Weinfeld and Michelle Davis provide parents and professional advocates with concise, easy-to-understand definitions and descriptions of legal terms and school regulations, along with checklists, tips, questionnaires, and other tools. Topics covered in this handy guide include gathering accurate information about a child's education, navigating school meetings, understanding education law, and best practices in the classroom, working effectively with parents and school systems, discovering educational options beyond the standard, and much more. Parents and advocates not only will feel informed by Weinfeld and Davis' vast knowledge of the inner workings of the school system—they'll be empowered to help their kids succeed in school.



Special Needs Families in the Military

Special Needs Families in the Military Author Janelle B. Moore
ISBN-10 9781605907161
Release 2011-01-16
Pages 280
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The saying 'it takes a village to raise a child' is especially true for families with special needs children. It takes an 'army' of therapists, doctors, nurses, counselors, and educators. Special needs families in the military often find the task even more daunting, compounded by the unique circumstances of military life today. Even though the challenges are often greater, there are many helpful resources for families in the military who are raising a special needs child. In Special Needs Families in the Military: A Resource Guide, authors Janelle Hill and Don Philpott provide advice on the many issues that arise, including diagnoses, financial support, education, medical care, case management, insurance, advocacy, and coping with the accompanying mental and emotional trials. The book covers the basic challenges which all special needs families must face, and also pays special attention to those resources, programs, and aids available to special needs families in the military, where the added stresses of military life often make things seem overwhelming. This book guides special needs families through all the procedures and protocol they must face, and offers helpful tips for setbacks and unexpected challenges that may arise. It is essential reading for military families with special needs children and those who work with them.



Wrightslaw

Wrightslaw Author Peter W. D. Wright
ISBN-10 1892320096
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 311
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Aimed at parents of, and advocates for, special needs children, explains how to develop a relationship with a school, monitor a child's progress, understand relevant legislation, and document correspondence and conversations.



The Complete Iep Guide

The Complete Iep Guide Author Lawrence M. Siegel
ISBN-10 9781413323856
Release 2017
Pages 384
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This is the best available guide for parents of children with disabilities. It combines legal information with practical advice and gives parents the step-by-step instructions they need to navigate the complicated process of creating and maintaining an IEP for their child with special needs.



School Success for Children with Special Needs

School Success for Children with Special Needs Author Amy James
ISBN-10 9780471748151
Release 2008-01-09
Pages 283
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A new book in the Knowledge Essential series, School Success for Children with Special Needs offers parents a guide for understanding and navigating the often–confusing special education system to ensure that your child gets the best education possible. It tells you: How to know if your child has a physical, learning, or emotional disability How the latest changes to the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) effect your child′s education How to help formulate your child′s Individual Family Services Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Education Program (IEP) Information on the many ways schools and teachers can accommodate for children with disabilities How to assess our child′s progress How can you help your child be successful at school and in life by reinforcing basic skills at every age How to plan for transitioning your child to the wider world The kind of paperwork you can expect to encounter



Your Special Education Rights

Your Special Education Rights Author Jennifer Laviano
ISBN-10 9781510719408
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 224
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Drawing on decades of experience, Jennifer Laviano, a high-profile special education attorney, and Julie Swanson, a sought-after special education advocate, help parents of students with disabilities navigate their school systems to get the services they need for their children. Parents will find no other book on special education like Your Special Education Rights. Julie and Jennifer demystify the federal laws that govern the rights of public school children with disabilities and explain how school districts often ignore or circumvent these laws. They pull the curtain back on the politics of special education, exposing truths that school districts don’t want you to know, such as the fact that teachers are often under extraordinary pressure not to spend resources on services. Most importantly, they outline the central rights you and your child have regarding your child’s education. Did you know that you can refer your child for a special education evaluation? That you can ask for a second opinion if you disagree with the results of some or all of the testing? That you are entitled to parent counseling, training, and more? They also show you how to take that knowledge and apply it to advocating for your child. Here’s what you need to know about the paperwork you will have to complete, detailed information on how to advocate for your child and how to craft language in documents that benefit your child, and more. Filled with vital information and invaluable resources, Your Special Education Rights gives you the information you need to help your child succeed in school and beyond.



You Your Child and special Education

You  Your Child  and  special  Education Author Barbara Coyne Cutler
ISBN-10 1598571230
Release 2010
Pages 294
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Parents will master the special education system and get their child the services they need with this empowering advocacy guide, packed with step-by-step, real-world guidance on everything from classroom observations to conflict resolution.



Embracing Disabilities in the Classroom

Embracing Disabilities in the Classroom Author Toby J. Karten
ISBN-10 9781510700956
Release 2015-11-24
Pages 296
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How we treat others often influences how individuals feel about themselves. This book illustrates how educators can effectively promote sensitive, inclusive classroom practices that maximize success for students with disabilities. Embracing Disabilities in the Classroom provides content-rich interdisciplinary lessons accompanied by behavioral, academic, and social interventions that capitalize on student strengths. Inclusion expert Toby J. Karten demonstrates the impact of literature, self-advocacy, role playing, and strategic interventions on students' growth and achievement. The numerous lessons, tables, rubrics, instructional guidelines, and charts help readers: • Determine effective strategies for differentiating instruction for specific disabilities • Modify lessons and curriculum appropriately in the content areas • Encourage students to become active participants in learning • Increase disability awareness and foster inclusive mind-sets in students, colleagues, and families This practical resource provides special education and general education teachers, principals, and teacher leaders with both effective instructional strategies for curriculum delivery and responsive approaches to promoting positive attitudes toward disabilities. Given appropriate support and an accepting environment, all students are able to achieve, thrive, and succeed in school and in life!



A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools

A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools Author Lee A. Wilkinson
ISBN-10 0857003755
Release 2010-03-15
Pages 208
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*Winner in the Education/Academic category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards* *Shortlisted for the 2011 NASEN Award 'The Special Needs Academic Book'* With a focus on best practice and the importance of early diagnosis, this book provides a practical and scientifically-based approach to the assessment and diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and autism spectrum conditions. This book offers a balance of conceptual, practical and empirical information designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap in identifying, assessing, and treating school-aged children with autism-related conditions. Assessment tools and intervention strategies will support school-based professionals in: · identifying and assessing young people with high-functioning autism spectrum conditions · developing and implementing classroom-based intervention programs · initiating a dialogue between parents and teachers · accessing community resources · promoting special needs advocacy. With illustrative case studies, FAQs, quick reference boxes, and a glossary, this accessible guide will appeal to teachers, counsellors, psychologists, social work practitioners and students.



Collaborating With Students in Instruction and Decision Making

Collaborating With Students in Instruction and Decision Making Author Richard A. Villa
ISBN-10 9781412972178
Release 2010-04-07
Pages 226
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Take advantage of a resource that’s right in your classroom—your students! This book offers practical strategies for empowering students as co-teachers, decision makers, and advocates in the classroom. Ideal for K–12 general and special education teachers, this guide describes how to: Involve students in instruction through collaborative learning groups, co-teaching, and peer tutoring that foster self-discipline and responsible behavior Make students a part of decision making by utilizing personal learning plans, peer mediation, and more Use assessment tools, lesson plans, case studies, and checklists to put collaboration with students into practice



Distinguishing Disability

Distinguishing Disability Author Colin Ong-Dean
ISBN-10 9780226630021
Release 2009-08-01
Pages 216
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Students in special education programs can have widely divergent experiences. For some, special education amounts to a dumping ground where schools unload their problem students, while for others, it provides access to services and accommodations that drastically improve chances of succeeding in school and beyond. Distinguishing Disability argues that this inequity in treatment is directly linked to the disparity in resources possessed by the students’ parents. Since the mid-1970s, federal law has empowered parents of public school children to intervene in virtually every aspect of the decision making involved in special education. However, Colin Ong-Dean reveals that this power is generally available only to those parents with the money, educational background, and confidence needed to make effective claims about their children’s disabilities and related needs. Ong-Dean documents this class divide by examining a wealth of evidence, including historic rates of learning disability diagnosis, court decisions, and advice literature for parents of disabled children. In an era of expanding special education enrollment, Distinguishing Disability is a timely analysis of the way this expansion has created new kinds of inequality.



Nolo s IEP Guide

Nolo s IEP Guide Author Lawrence M. Siegel
ISBN-10 9781413323955
Release 2017-06-26
Pages 456
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Specifically focused on learning disabilities, this book clarifies special education law and empowers parents to advocate for their child with a start-to-finish guide through the IEP and special education process.



The Special Needs Parent Handbook

The Special Needs Parent Handbook Author Jonathan Singer
ISBN-10 9781452074467
Release 2010-10-29
Pages 96
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" ... is a compilation of life lessons learned by the parents of a child with significant special needs. The book shares critical strategies and practical advice to help you navigate the maze of financial, educational and emotional decisions you will face each day as a parent or caregiver. This handbook is designed to help you focus on what is most important in your life as you deal with the constant challenges. You will learn how to survive and even thrive while providing the best for your child."--P. [4] of cover.



Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students With Disabilities

Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students With Disabilities Author Carol Kochhar-Bryant
ISBN-10 1412952794
Release 2009
Pages 237
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This comprehensive, practical book provides user-friendly tools for creating transition plans to help students with disabilities successfully put their goals into action and navigate postsecondary environments.



Inclusion Strategies That Work

Inclusion Strategies That Work Author Toby J. Karten
ISBN-10 1412905257
Release 2005
Pages 381
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Whether you are a general education or a special education K–12 teacher, this resource helps you understand and implement strategies for successful classroom inclusion.



Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs Author Toby Karten
ISBN-10 9781416623571
Release 2017-03-10
Pages 146
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As a must-have reference for busy teachers with little special education training, this book supplies classroom-tested instructional strategies that address the characteristics of and challenges faced by students with special needs. Dozens of differentiated strategies target teachers’ anxieties and provide responsive interventions that can be used to address specifics of IEPs and learning plans. With Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, special education expert Toby Karten focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K–12 environments. She offers valuable advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes. By highlighting more than a dozen disability labels, this resource walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels. Included are details relevant to each disability: * Possible Causes * Characteristics and Strengths * Classroom Implications * Inclusion Strategies Typical instruction needs to match the diversity of atypical learners without viewing any disability as a barrier that impedes student achievement. Teachers must not only learn how to differentiate their approach and target specific student strengths but also maintain a positive attitude and belief that all students are capable of achieving self-efficacy.



Children with Autism

Children with Autism Author Michael D. Powers
ISBN-10 UOM:39015015525978
Release 1989
Pages 368
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From the new parent coping with a child's recent diagnosis to one who's an experienced advocate, "Children With Autism" is a must-have reference. It is a trusted, respected source of information on autism and the other conditions within the spectrum of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). Now completely revised and updated, "Children with Autism" covers a multitude of special concerns, including daily and family life, early intervention, educational programs, legal rights, advocacy, and a look at the years ahead with a chapter on adults with autism. Parents can turn to this new edition for the latest information on current diagnostic criteria, Applied Behavior Analysis, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), autism advocacy via the internet, and much more. Another important feature of the book is the group of parent statements found at the end of each chapter. Here the reader gains the perspective and support from many other parents who share their own family's experiences. Other helpful features include a glossary, reading and resource lists, and a delightful collection of photographs of children with autism scattered throughout the book.