The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law: Over 400 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Every Educator Needs to Know about the Legal Rights of Exceptional Children and their Parents

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It is vital for all professionals in the field of education to have a practical understanding of the laws that are in place to protect the children with whom they work. The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law is a detailed yet accessible introduction to federal law as it applies to the rights of children with special needs.

Written in a user-friendly question and answer format, the book covers all of the key areas of special education law including parental rights of ...

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The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law: Over 400 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Every Educator Needs to Know about the Legal Rights of Exceptional Children and their Parents

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Overview

It is vital for all professionals in the field of education to have a practical understanding of the laws that are in place to protect the children with whom they work. The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law is a detailed yet accessible introduction to federal law as it applies to the rights of children with special needs.

Written in a user-friendly question and answer format, the book covers all of the key areas of special education law including parental rights of participation, the legal right to Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and related services, and the complex issues of discipline and dispute resolutions. This book provides educators with knowledge of the requirements, history, and evolution of the laws that impact their daily working lives and gives them the information they need to help parents obtain better services for their children.

This is an indispensible handbook that teachers, school management, and school counselors will refer to again and again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849058827
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Limited
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 795,593
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. George Giuliani works at Hofstra University, Long Island, where he is an Associate Professor at the School of Education, Health and Human Services and former Director of the graduate school program in Special Education. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra University's School of Law where he teaches the course, Special Education Law. Dr. Giuliani is the Executive Director of The National Association of Special Education Teachers, Executive Director of the American Academy of Special Education Professors, and President of the National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education. He has written many books on special education and he is a consultant for school districts and early childhood agencies. He resides in Melville, New York.

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Table of Contents

About the Author. Acknowledgements. Disclaimer. Preface. 1. Overview of Special Education Law. 2. Requirements for Being a "Parent". 3. Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). 4. Notice of Procedural Safeguards, Prior Written Notice and Consent. 5. Identification, Evaluations, and Independent Educational Evaluations of Children with Suspected Disabilities. 6. Eligibility for Special Education. 7. Related Services. 8. Individualized Education Programs (IEP). 9. The Least Restrictive Environment. 10. Dispute Resolution Options in Special Education. 11. Discipline of Students with Disabilities. 12. Confidentiality of Information and Educational Records. 13. Early Intervention of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities. 14. Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities. Glossary. References. Index.

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