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Special Education Eligibility: A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators / Edition 1
     

Special Education Eligibility: A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators / Edition 1

by Roger Pierangelo
 

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ISBN-10: 1412917859

ISBN-13: 2901412917857

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Understanding the criteria and process for determining a student's eligibility for special education services is critical for any educator in an inclusive school environment. Based on the current reauthorization of IDEA 2004, this timely resource offers teachers and administrators an overview of each eligible disability and clear, specific guidelines for evaluating

Overview

Understanding the criteria and process for determining a student's eligibility for special education services is critical for any educator in an inclusive school environment. Based on the current reauthorization of IDEA 2004, this timely resource offers teachers and administrators an overview of each eligible disability and clear, specific guidelines for evaluating students. Written by legal and special education experts Roger Pierangelo and George Giuliani, this reader-friendly text helps educators identify the characteristics of disabilities, establish procedures and assessment measures, and make appropriate eligibility decisions before, during, and after an individualized education program (IEP) meeting.

With chapters organized by specific disability, this practical tool includes a quick-reference glossary and: Presents detailed and accessible information based on the most up-to-date legal resources, Addresses response to intervention (RTI) techniques for assessing students with learning difficulties, Offers recommendations for working with families, educators, and service providers. Special Education Eligibility is an ideal guidebook for working effectively with students who have disabilities and providing them with the most appropriate educational services to promote their success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901412917857
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     x
About the Authors     xiii
Overview of Special Education and Eligibility Procedures     1
Brief History of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act     1
Purposes of IDEA     2
Special Education     3
Student With a Disability     3
Disabilities Covered Under IDEA     4
Evaluation for Special Education     4
Components of a Comprehensive Evaluation     5
The Eligibility Committee/IEP Committee     6
Responsibilities of the Eligibility Committee/IEP Committee     7
Members of the Eligibility Committee/IEP Committee     7
Procedures for Determining Eligibility     8
Autism     9
Definition Under IDEA     9
Overview     9
Prevalence     11
Determining the Presence of Autism: Step by Step     11
Final Thoughts     20
Deaf-Blindness     21
Definition Under IDEA     21
Overview     21
Prevalence     22
Determining the Presence of Deaf-Blindness: Step by Step     22
Final Thoughts     25
Developmental Delay     27
Definition Under IDEA     27
Overview     27
Prevalence     28
Determining the Presence of a Developmental Delay: Step by Step     28
Final Thoughts     35
Emotional Disturbance     37
Definition Under IDEA     37
Overview     37
Prevalence     38
Determining the Presence of an Emotional Disturbance: Step by Step     39
Final Thoughts     44
Hearing Impairment     47
Definition Under IDEA     47
Overview     47
Prevalence     48
Determining the Presence of a Hearing Impairment: Step by Step     49
Final Thoughts     51
Specific Learning Disabilities     53
Definition Under IDEA     53
Overview     54
Prevalence     55
Determining the Presence of a Specific Learning Disability: Step by Step     55
Final Thoughts     61
Mental Retardation     63
Definition Under IDEA     63
Overview     63
Prevalence     64
Determining the Presence of Mental Retardation: Step by Step     65
Final Thoughts      69
Multiple Disabilities     71
Definition Under IDEA     71
Overview     71
Prevalence     72
Determining the Presence of Multiple Disabilities: Step by Step     72
Final Thoughts     75
Orthopedic Impairment     77
Definition Under IDEA     77
Overview     77
Prevalence     78
Determining the Presence of an Orthopedic Impairment: Step by Step     78
Final Thoughts     82
Other Health Impairments     85
Definition Under IDEA     85
Overview     85
Prevalence     86
Determining the Presence of an Other Health Impairment: Step by Step     86
Final Thoughts     88
Speech and Language Impairments (Communication Disorders)     91
Definition Under IDEA     91
Overview     91
Prevalence     93
Determining the Presence of a Speech and Language Impairment: Step by Step     94
Final Thoughts     101
Traumatic Brain Injury     103
Definition Under IDEA     103
Overview     103
Prevalence     104
Determining the Presence of a Traumatic Brain Injury Step by Step     105
Final Thoughts     112
Visual Impairment     113
Definition Under IDEA     113
Overview     113
Prevalence     114
Determining the Presence of a Visual Impairment: Step by Step     114
Final Thoughts     117
Glossary     119
References and Suggested Readings     125
Index     131

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