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.


Wrightslaw Author Melissa Lee Farrall
ISBN-10 1892320231
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 172
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In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will find clear, concise answers to frequently asked questions about assessments, evaluations, and tests. You will learn: about psychological, academic, and neuropsychological tests and what these tests measure about selecting evaluators how to request a special education evaluation and how to provide parental consent about speech-language, physical and occupational therapy, processing, adaptive behavior, and functional behavior assessments test terms and the important realities about tests and assessment how small differences between tests can result in large differences in scores


Wrightslaw Author Peter W D Wright Esq
ISBN-10 1892320398
Release 2016-06
Pages 106
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If you want to know about exciting new developments in special education law, "Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015" will help you stay up-to-date. This unique book includes: * All decisions in IDEA cases by Courts of Appeals between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015 * All "Dear Colleague" Policy and Guidance letters published by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS) in 2015 * Verdicts in jury trials and multi-million dollar settlements in teacher abuse cases * Discrimination cases initiated and settled by the Department of Justice * Background and pleadings in a Section 504/ADAA case about a child who needed her service dog at school - a case that may be decided by the Supreme Court later this year * Emerging issues and trends in special education law and how the law is evolving * Tutorial on how to use Google Scholar to find cases about specific legal issues "Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015" includes a Table of Decisions with the date, court, synopsis of legal issues, outcome, and prevailing party in the cases. The Table of Decisions includes a summary in which the Court's words are used to describe the legal issues and rulings in the case. Each case also includes a link to the full text of the decision. "Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015" is an invaluable resource for parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys. You will refer to this book again and again.

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.

Intervention with Infants and Toddlers

Intervention with Infants and Toddlers Author Joyce S. Taylor
ISBN-10 9780398074425
Release 2004-01
Pages 263
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The goal of this book is to assist families and caregivers in the early intervention, care, and development of the toddler and to be instrumental in reaching the child's potential. By drawing attention to the ways in which some children with disabilities have been excluded from public education, these families and caregivers become aware of the importance of understanding the law, its content, and its implications. It is also important to be aware of the laws that have been tested through litigation. The author provides a comprehensive yet easily understandable background on these laws and includes basic insight into various examples. Main topics include: (1) Federal legislation and state compliance, child find and screening, evaluation, determination of eligibility, the IFSP, service delivery, and reimbursement of the early intervention process; (2) co-treatment and assisted intervention, counseling, limiting services, the efficacy of early intervention; (3) professional responses, consumer satisfaction, and knowledge of risk versus at-risk challenges; and (4) socioeconomic and cultural diversity and how professionals view each other as team members, including their comments. Personal experiences are provided which serve to make a point and/or bring levity to sometimes grave situations. These experiences contribute to the subjective opinions and research findings that promote the efficacy of early intervention. In addition, this book explores the benefits and success of animal assisted intervention. The primary audience for the book includes parents, educators, social workers, and others who work with toddlers who have special needs and challenges.

The Conscious Parent s Guide to Autism

The Conscious Parent s Guide to Autism Author Marci Lebowitz
ISBN-10 9781440594182
Release 2015-12-04
Pages 240
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Help your child feel confident and capable! If your child has a diagnosis of "on the autism spectrum," you may be feeling overwhelmed and most likely intimated. Often the focus is on "disabilities" rather than "abilities," and you may be left wondering what you should expect as your child journeys through life. With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Autism, you will learn how to take a relationship-centered approach to engage your child. Conscious parenting means being present with your children and taking the time to understand their point of view. Using this mindful method, you can help your child improve language skills, motor skills, and social skills. You'll also learn how to: Honor your child's unique perspective and cognitive strengths Adapt a conscious parenting philosophy that works for everyone Identify triggers that can lead to sensory overload Help your child feel in control with calming routines Lower stress levels for the entire family, including other siblings Educate your family and friends about autism Advocate for your child Find ways to improve communication With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Autism, you'll learn to create a calm and mindful atmosphere for the whole family, while helping your child succeed and thrive.

How To Reach And Teach Children with ADD ADHD

How To Reach And Teach Children with ADD   ADHD Author Sandra F. Rief
ISBN-10 9781118429396
Release 2012-06-26
Pages 464
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Sandra Rief offers myriad real-life case studies, interviews, and student intervention plans for children with ADD/ADHD. In addition, the book contains best teaching practices and countless strategies for enhancing classroom performance for all types of students. This invaluable resource offers proven suggestions for: Engaging students' attention and active participation Keeping students on-task and productive Preventing and managing behavioral problems in the classroom Differentiating instruction and addressing students' diverse learning styles Building a partnership with parents and much more.

Special Education Law

Special Education Law Author Laura Rothstein
ISBN-10 9781483322230
Release 2013-04-17
Pages 392
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Special Education Law, Fifth Edition provides a comprehensive, and student-friendly overview of the major federal laws—and judicial interpretations of those laws—that apply to the education of children with special needs. Laura Rothstein and Scott F. Johnson thoroughly present the most up-to-date information on special education statutes, regulations, and judicial interpretations, including substantial changes in the interpretation of the legistlation. The text helps students understand what the law requires so that they can develop policies and make decisions that comply with these laws.

Kindergarten Simplified

Kindergarten Simplified Author MS Mary Lou Podlasiak
ISBN-10 9780595528684
Release 2008-10
Pages 192
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You want it all for your child - excellent grades, admirable qualities, lots of friends, and unlimited opportunities. Kindergarten Simplified eliminates the guesswork in giving your child every advantage during that crucial first year in school. What's more, you will learn how to live vicariously through your child in a healthy way, hopefully inspiring you to recapture the joy of living a life full of infinite possibilities. * Find out what paperwork and information you will need for registration. * Feel confident when deciding whether or not to delay enrollment for another year. * Find out what educators are looking for during the screening process and how to foster those skills. * Learn how to save money when shopping for clothes, classroom supplies, and lunches. * Learn how to organize your home and structure your day to eliminate chaos. * Learn to turn ordinary activities into intellectually stimulating events. * Increase the effectiveness of your parent-teacher conferences by knowing what questions to ask. * Familiarize yourself with educational terms. * Learn how to interpret test results and what to do when your child performs poorly. * Be prepared to handle a host of difficult problems like a pro - school phobia, bullying, lice, shyness, and more.

The IEP from A to Z

The IEP from A to Z Author Diane Twachtman-Cullen
ISBN-10 1118015673
Release 2011-03-21
Pages 224
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A truly comprehensive, teacher- and parent-friendly guide to creating clear and effective IEPs With the skyrocketing diagnoses of ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and related conditions in U.S. schools, there is a growing need for information on creating effective IEPs for exceptional students. The IEP From A to Z is a step-by-step guide showing teachers and parents how to get the right education plan in place for students with ADHD, Autism/Asperger's, Emotional/Behavioral Disturbance, and related conditions. Provides easy-to-understand explanations of the special education process along with a wealth of sample effective IEPs Explains what is most important for educators and parents to keep in mind during IEP development Provides content area-specific sample goal and objective templates, general teaching tips for maintaining the IEP, and useful resources From nationally recognized experts in the special education field, this book guides readers through the process of writing thoughtful, intelligent Individualized Education Plans that deliver high-quality, need-based educational programming to exceptional students.

The Dyslexia Checklist

The Dyslexia Checklist Author Sandra F. Rief
ISBN-10 9780470549841
Release 2009-12-22
Pages 336
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Essential advice and resources for helping kids with dyslexia The Dyslexia Checklist is a valuable guide for parents and teachers that can help them better understand children and teenagers with dyslexia and other reading- and language-based disabilities. The book relays the most current research available and is filled with practical strategies, supports, and interventions. Using these tools teachers and parents can accommodate the needs and strengthen the skills of students with reading and writing disabilities across all age levels. The book is presented in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format and is filled with useful advice and information on a wide range of topics. Explains what we now know about dyslexia from decades of research Contains games to strengthen a child's literacy and language skills Provides important information for hooking in reluctant and struggling readers Offers suggestions for enhancing skills in vocabulary, comprehension, composition and written expression, spelling, math, and more The book also provides information on the educational rights of students with dyslexia.

Emotional and Behavioral Problems

Emotional and Behavioral Problems Author Paul Zionts
ISBN-10 9781483384818
Release 2002-03-15
Pages 256
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The authors take a complex, under-discussed topic and give teachers and administrators useful, basic guidelines they can put to use quickly in understanding, identifying, and helping this special group of students.

Tests and Measurements for the Parent Teacher Advocate Attorney

Tests and Measurements for the Parent  Teacher  Advocate   Attorney Author Peter W. D. Wright
ISBN-10 OCLC:612486054
Release 2005
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Tests and Measurements for the Parent Teacher Advocate Attorney has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Tests and Measurements for the Parent Teacher Advocate Attorney also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Tests and Measurements for the Parent Teacher Advocate Attorney book for free.

All about IEPs

All about IEPs Author Peter W. D. Wright
ISBN-10 1892320207
Release 2009-10
Pages 166
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In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will find clear, concise answers to frequently asked questions about IEPs. Learn what the law says about IEP Teams and IEP Meetings, Parental Rights and Consent, Steps in Developing the IEP, Placement, Transition, Assistive Technology and Strategies to Resolve Disagreements.

The Newcomer s Autism Resource Guide

The Newcomer   s Autism Resource Guide Author Dawn Lucan
ISBN-10 9781304690081
Release 2013-12
Pages 34
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Your child has recently been diagnosed with Autism. You have waited a long time to find answers to your child's difficulties in life. Now, you wonder how you can help your child reach their full potential in life. A preschool teacher and volunteer parent educator shares 23 tips with you along with website resources.

Practical Autism Manual

Practical Autism Manual Author Dawn Lucan
ISBN-10 9780557474578
Release 2010-05
Pages 80
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Autism Spectrum Disorder can be a scary diagnosis for parents. You do not know what to expect for your child because the diagnosis is so complex. There are so many different characteristics causing your child problems on a daily basis. Through this book, she offers practical, and sensible advice on educational, dietary, sibling, sensory, shopping, friendship, and marriage issues for parents of Autistic children and teens. She also includes a glossary of common terms and website resources in her book. Her advice is based on her many years of experience with Autism. She also has more than a decade experience as a volunteer parent educator in the disabled community. I do speak in generalities since no two children diagnosed with Autism are the same. This book is recommended for parents with children diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and High Functioning Autism.

Common Sense Classroom Management for Special Education Teachers Grades K 5

Common Sense Classroom Management for Special Education Teachers  Grades K 5 Author Jill A. Lindberg
ISBN-10 9781483361529
Release 2006-03-03
Pages 144
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This practical guide gives teachers simple strategies for organizing their classrooms and pacing their day to ensure that learners with special needs experience success.