A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

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by Matthew Cohen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1843108933

ISBN-13: 9781843108931

Pub. Date: 02/15/2009

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Disability law can be complex and intimidating, so how can concerned parents use it to ensure their child with a disability receives the appropriate education they are legally entitled to?

A Guide to Special Education Advocacy gives strategies for advocating for better provision of special education in schools. Despite the many services and accommodations that

Overview

Disability law can be complex and intimidating, so how can concerned parents use it to ensure their child with a disability receives the appropriate education they are legally entitled to?

A Guide to Special Education Advocacy gives strategies for advocating for better provision of special education in schools. Despite the many services and accommodations that have been made for students with disabilities, such as the use of Braille or providing specialized education in a regular or special classroom,many children with disabilities do not get the services they need andarenot placed in appropriate programs or settings.Becauseof this,the perception of disability often remains unchanged. Matthew Cohen's insightful manual gives a practical vision of how a parent or a professional can become an advocate to achieve a more inclusive and rewarding education for the child with a disability.

This book will provide parents, people with disabilities, professionals and clinicians thinking about special education advocacy with an overview of current disability law and how it works, identifying practical ways for building positive and effective relationships with schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843108931
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
02/15/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
784,446
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. An Overview of Legal Protections for Children with Disabilities. 3. Eligibility. 4. Evaluation/Reevaluation and Independent Evaluations. 5. Free Appropriate Public Education and the IEP Process. 6. Special Education and Related Services. 7. Least Restrictive Environment. 8. Private Placement. 9. Behavior Management and Discipline. 10. Special Issues Concerning Transition and Graduation. 11.Procedural Safeguards, Mediation and Due Process. 12. Section 504 Basics and the Pros and Cons of IDEA vs. Section 504. 13. The Psychology and Politics of Special Education: A Context. 14. How Laws Work: Who has the Trump. 15. Conclusion. Appendix 1: Key Websites. Appendix 2: Commonly Used Acronyms. Appendix 3: Key Sample Letters.

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A Guide to Special Education Advocacy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an easy-to-read guide for parents and professionals.
Max_by_the_lighthouse More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent guide to the educational rights of children with disabilities. A pubic education is a guaranteed right, but unfortunately it is often a right which must be fought for and won for special needs children. This book provides a blueprint for how to navigate the system and advocate for those children.