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.



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.



Dyslexia Advocate

Dyslexia Advocate Author Kelli Sandman-Hurley
ISBN-10 9781784502744
Release 2016-03-21
Pages 200
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This straightforward guide provides the essential information for parents and advocates to understand US law and get the right educational entitlements for a child with dyslexia. Using case studies and examples, this book demonstrates clearly how to apply the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to the unique requirements of a dyslexic child. It offers simple, intelligible help for parents on how to coordinate successfully with their child's school and achieve the right services and support for their dyslexic child; up to and beyond getting an effective Individual Education Plan (IEP). Dyslexia Advocate! is an invaluable tool for parents trying to negotiate a complex legal system in order to get the best outcome for their child. It is an essential guide for anyone who is considering acting as an advocate for a child with dyslexia.



School Success for Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

School Success for Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Author Michelle R. Davis
ISBN-10 1593634315
Release 2011
Pages 297
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This guide gives parents and teachers of students with conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorders, or other emotional and behavioral disorders the strategies they need to help these kids overcome their struggles and find success in school.



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.



The Everyday Advocate

The Everyday Advocate Author Areva Martin Esq.
ISBN-10 9781101404522
Release 2010-04-06
Pages 336
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"THE guide for getting the best life possible for your child...invaluable." -Dr. Phil McGraw As an individual rights attorney and parent of an autistic child herself, Areva Martin shares clear, step-by-step instructions on how parents can assert themselves-with doctors, teachers, school officials, neighbors, or even family members-and get the best results for their child. Practical and inspiring, with personal stories from other parents of autistic children, The Everyday Advocate offers real-world actions that work and teaches parents the skills to become better advocates for their children.



Special Kids Need Special Parents

Special Kids Need Special Parents Author Judith Loseff Lavin
ISBN-10 0425176622
Release 2001
Pages 319
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Drawn from interviews with health care professionals, nationally recognized authorities, and other parents, a resource for parents of children with special needs offers advice, comfort, and answers to questions on everything from coping with chronic pain sleep problems and frequent hospitalization to choosing a therapist. Original.



The Everything Parent s Guide to Special Education

The Everything Parent s Guide to Special Education Author Amanda Morin
ISBN-10 9781440569685
Release 2014-04-18
Pages 304
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Be your child's best advocate! Children with special needs who succeed in school have one thing in common--their parents are passionate and effective advocates. It's not an easy job, but with The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education, you will learn how to evaluate, prepare, organize, and get quality services, no matter what your child's disability. This valuable handbook gives you the tools you need to navigate the complex world of special education and services, with information on: Assessment and evaluation Educational needs for different disabilities, including multiple disabilities Current law, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Working within the school system to create an IEP The importance of keeping detailed records Dealing with parent-school conflict With worksheets, forms, and sample documents and letters, you can be assured that you'll have all you need to help your child thrive--in school and in life!



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.



Inclusive Education in Low Income Countries

Inclusive Education in Low Income Countries Author McConkey, Roy
ISBN-10 9780987020345
Release 2014-04-03
Pages 142
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The history of people with disabilities has been dominated by their isolation and exclusion. The long fight towards inclusion - and inclusive education in particular - started not many years ago. Most were powerless to control their own destiny. Their participation in society has been the object of others actions. In many countries their disability policies have a substantial element of protection and charity but not the right to equalisation of opportunities. This book highlights the process of change that is underway internationally. The equalisation of opportunities requires new processes through which the various systems of society such as health services and education are delivered. It means the right for people with disabilities to remain in their communities and to receive the schooling and social supports they need within the ordinary structures available in local communities. Strong advocacy is needed for this to happen. In particular parents need to be empowered, communities mobilised and professionals trained in new ways of working: hence this book. Drawing on experiences in Africa, the book describes the issues to be considered when it comes to implementing inclusive strategies: the processes to be followed and the roles of different sectors, such as people with disabilities, parents, policy makers, educationalists, health and community development professionals and crucially, society at large.



Wrightslaw

Wrightslaw Author Peter W. D. Wright
ISBN-10 1892320169
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 442
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Special Education law is confusing to parents, educators, advocates, and most attorneys. Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition provides a clear roadmap to the laws and how to get better services for all children with disabilities. Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition is an invaluale resource for parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys. you will refer to this book again and again.



The Shut down Learner

The Shut down Learner Author Richard Selznick
ISBN-10 9781591810780
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 160
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This book is based on the author's clinical experience as director of a program in the paediatrics department of a large teaching hospital that assesses and treats a broad range of learning problems. He has consulted with thousands of families, explaining complex data in straightforward terms understandable to the parents. He coined the term "shut-down learner" to describe children who thrive with hands-on tasks requiring visual and spatial abilities, but who become discouraged by their difficulty mastering core academic skills such as reading and writing. As many as 40% of Americans experience problems with these core skills, and a significant proportion of them are spatial thinkers. This book is packed with techniques that parents can use to help their shut-down learner succeed in school and in life. In a friendly, non-technical style, the author helps them understand their child's characteristics and offers specific approaches to break the downward spiral.



A Teacher s Guide to Special Education

A Teacher s Guide to Special Education Author David F. Bateman
ISBN-10 9781416622048
Release 2016-06-28
Pages 190
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Despite the prevalence of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, few teachers receive training on how to meet these students’ needs or how to navigate the legally mandated processes enumerated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). What is their role? What are their responsibilities? What are the roles and rights of parents? And what must all teachers do to ensure that students with disabilities and other special needs receive the quality education they’re entitled to? In this practical reference, David F. Bateman—bestselling author of A Principal’s Guide to Special Education—and special education administrator Jenifer L. Cline clarify what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provide a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom. Topics covered include * The pre-referral, referral, and evaluation processes * Individualized education programs (IEPs) and the parties involved * Accommodations for students who do not quality for special education, including those covered by Section 504 * Transition from preK to K–12 and from high school to postschool life * Classroom management and student behavior * Educational frameworks, instructional strategies, and service delivery options * Assessment, grades, graduation, and diplomas The breadth of coverage in this book, along with its practical examples, action steps, and appendixes covering key terms and definitions will provide the foundation all K–12 teachers need to successfully instruct and support students receiving special education services. It’s an indispensable resource for every general education classroom.



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.



The Special Needs Planning Guide

The Special Needs Planning Guide Author John W. Nadworny
ISBN-10 1557668027
Release 2007
Pages 310
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Developed by two financial planning experts who also have family members with special needs, this one?of?a?kind book will awaken families'awareness about financial planning, give them the tools and guidance they need to get it done, and help them turn the



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.



How to Compromise with Your School District Without Compromising Your Child

How to Compromise with Your School District Without Compromising Your Child Author Gary Mayerson
ISBN-10 0966526686
Release 2004
Pages 140
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Special Education Legal Advice on Getting Services for Children with Special Needs.