A Parent's Guide to Special Education: A Practical Handbook

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Does your child have trouble learning in school? A Parent's Guide to Special Education contains information on your rights.

Navigating the education system is hard. For a parent of a disabled child, it is even more difficult. This book can help you learn more about your rights.

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Overview

Does your child have trouble learning in school? A Parent's Guide to Special Education contains information on your rights.

Navigating the education system is hard. For a parent of a disabled child, it is even more difficult. This book can help you learn more about your rights.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595168170
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/4/2001
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 1,434,842
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
The Cost of an Improper Education 1
Overview of the Evaluation Process 3
Example Request for Evaluation Letter 5
Keeping a Journal 6
Sample Journal Entry 8
The Legal Basis of Special Education 9
Least Restrictive Environment Basics 11
What is FAPE? 13
Is Inclusion Right for Your Child? 15
Quick Quiz #1 17
The Individual Education Plan 18
A Primer on IEPs 21
The Importance of Adaptation Skills 23
Moving Preparation and the new School 24
Introducing Yourself to the New Teacher 26
Quick Quiz #2 27
The High School Years 28
Considering a High School Track Worksheet 30
Quick Quiz #3 31
Signs Your Child is Having Problems in School 32
Is Your Child Having Problems Worksheet? 34
The Importance of Teamwork 35
Writing an Effective Letter 37
Parent-Teacher Meeting 39
Your Notes for the Meeting Worksheet 40
Calling a Team Meeting 42
Communicating With the Principal 44
Effective Communication Worksheet 45
Sample Information to Share with the Principal 46
Missing Special Education Services 47
Reasons Why to Approach an Attorney 48
Searching for an Attorney 49
Preparing for the Next School Year 51
Parent's School Preparation Checklist 53
Advice From Teachers and Other Parents 54
Bibliography 57
Glossary 59
Quick Quiz Answer Key 63
Web Page Resources 65
Specific Disability Web Sites 67
Special Education Private Schools 69
State Department of Special Education Sites 73
State Parent Training Centers 85
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