100 Frequently Asked Questions About the Special Education Process: A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators / Edition 1

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Overview

A jargon-free overview of special education's prereferral process, IEPs, eligibility services, procedural and legal safeguards, annual reviews and evaluations, and transitions from school to adult life.

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"As a non-special education teacher, I find that this book provides a concrete explanation of complex terms."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412917902
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/27/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 852,892
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Pierangelo is anassociate professor in the Department of Special Education and Literacy at Long Island University. He has been an administrator of special education programs and served for eighteen years as a permanent member of Committees on Special Education. He has over thirty years of experience in the public school system as a general education classroom teacher and school psychologist, and is a consultant to numerous private and public schools, PTAs, and SEPTA groups. Pierangelo has also been an evaluator for the New York State Office of Vocational and Rehabilitative Services and a director of a private clinic. He is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist, certified school psychologist, and a Board Certified Diplomate Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology.Pierangelo is currently president of The National Association of Special Education Teachers, executive director of The American Academy of Special Education Professionals, and vice-president of The National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education.

Pierangelo earned his BS degree from St. John's University, his MS from Queens College, Professional Diploma from Queens College, Ph D from Yeshiva University, and Diplomate Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology from the International College of Professional Psychology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association, Nassau County Psychological Association, New York State Union of Teachers, and Phi Delta Kappa.

Pierangelo is the coauthor of numerous books, including The Big Book of Special Education Resources and The Step-by-Step Book Seriesfor Special Educators.

George Giuliani is an assistant professor at Hofstra University's School of Education and Allied Health and Human Services, in the Department of Counseling, Research, Special Education, and Rehabilitation. He is the executive director of the National Association of Special Education Professionals, president of the National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education (NAPCSE), vice-president of the National Association of Special Education Teachers, and an educational consultant for various school districts. He has provided numerous workshops for parents and teachers on a variety of special education and psychological topics.

Giulianiearned Board Certification as a Diplomate Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology from the International College of Professional Psychology.Giuliani is also a New York State licensed psychologist, certified school psychologist, and has an extensive private practice focusing on children with special needs. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, Suffolk County Psychological Association, Psi Chi, American Association of University Professors, and the Council for Exceptional Children. Giuliani earned his BA from the College of the Holy Cross, MS from St. John's University, JD from City University Law School, and Psy D from Rutgers University, The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.

Giuliani is the coauthor of numerous books, including The Big Book of Special Education Resources and The Step-by-Step Book Series for Special Educators.

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Table of Contents

Preface
About the Authors
Introduction: Understanding Special Education Jargon
Steps in the Special Education Process
1. Step I: The Pre-Referral Process
2. Step II: Initial Referral for Special Education Services
3. Step III: The Individual Evaluation Process for Special Education
4. Step IV: Eligibility for Special Education
5. Step V: Procedural Safeguards Under IDEA
6. Step VI: IEP Development
7. Step VII: Annual Review
8. Step VIII: The Triennial Evaluation
9. Step IX: Transitional Services From School Age to Adult Life
Glossary
References and Suggested Readings
Index

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