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

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


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A Parent's Guide to Special Education: A Practical Handbook by Dawn Saur, Dawn L. Smith

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595168170
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/04/2001
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

Table of Contents

The Cost of an Improper Education1
Overview of the Evaluation Process3
Example Request for Evaluation Letter5
Keeping a Journal6
Sample Journal Entry8
The Legal Basis of Special Education9
Least Restrictive Environment Basics11
What is FAPE?13
Is Inclusion Right for Your Child?15
Quick Quiz #117
The Individual Education Plan18
A Primer on IEPs21
The Importance of Adaptation Skills23
Moving Preparation and the new School24
Introducing Yourself to the New Teacher26
Quick Quiz #227
The High School Years28
Considering a High School Track Worksheet30
Quick Quiz #331
Signs Your Child is Having Problems in School32
Is Your Child Having Problems Worksheet?34
The Importance of Teamwork35
Writing an Effective Letter37
Parent-Teacher Meeting39
Your Notes for the Meeting Worksheet40
Calling a Team Meeting42
Communicating With the Principal44
Effective Communication Worksheet45
Sample Information to Share with the Principal46
Missing Special Education Services47
Reasons Why to Approach an Attorney48
Searching for an Attorney49
Preparing for the Next School Year51
Parent's School Preparation Checklist53
Advice From Teachers and Other Parents54
Quick Quiz Answer Key63
Web Page Resources65
Specific Disability Web Sites67
Special Education Private Schools69
State Department of Special Education Sites73
State Parent Training Centers85

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