Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593638825
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 328
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Weinfeld is a national leader in the education of gifted children with learning difficulties. Weinfeld was instrumental in coordinating the Montgomery County, MD, gifted and learning disabled program and is currently an educational advocate in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He has also taught courses on GT/LD at the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of two previous books, one on GT/LD and the other on overcoming the learning challenges of boys.

Michelle R. Davis is an expert representing the education, medicine, neuropsychology, and research domains of children with challenging behaviors. Her much-sought-after services in evaluation, treatment, and education of children with emotional and behavioral disorders in the Washington, DC area aim to increase school success among this population.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
- -Why Should We Advocate for Special Needs Students?
- -The Role of an Effective Advocate
- -Learning the Law
- -Understanding the Child
- -Working Effectively With Parents and Family Members
- -The School, School System, and Classroom: The Reality and the Ideal
- -Educational Options Beyond the School Setting
- -Navigating School Meetings: Getting What Everyone Needs (and Wants)
- -Ensuring Effective Implementation of Student Learning Plans and Accommodations
- -Knowing the Business of Advocacy

Rich Weinfeld was instrumental in coordinating the Montgomery County, MD, gifted and learning-disabled program and is currently an educational advocate in the Washington, DC area, serving families with both gifted and special needs children. He is the author of three previous books, including School Success for Kids With Asperger's Syndrome.

Michelle Davis is a special educator with more than a decade of experience advocating for students with learning, attention, and behavior disorders. A skilled advocate who seeks to secure school services that prepare children for success in life, she is the director of ABCs for Life Success, LLC, a Washington, DC, area educational consulting firm specializing in serving students with special needs.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    A concise, easy read for beginning advocates

    This book was very helpful to me as I began to look at advocating for other families who were experiencing issues with the special education process. It isn't as detailed as some books in terms of the law/research discussions, but is more of a practical guide to daily advocacy. I particularly like the side-bar parent/practice tips. Worth the bucks!

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