The Individualized Education Program (IEP) determines the nuts and bolts of your child's special education. But it's easy to get lost in the paperwork and bureaucracy if you don't know your way through the intricacies of the system.
Nolo's acclaimed The Complete IEP Guide will guide you through the IEP process. The book provides all the plain-English instructions, suggestions, strategies, resources and forms you need to:
The 5th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest--and major-- changes to the Individuals With Disabilities Act (IDEA), the law that governs special education and the IEP process.
Whether you're new to the IEP process or entering it once again, this user-friendly guide is your outline for an effective educational experience for your child.
|Edition description:||Seventh Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 10.76(h) x 0.91(d)|
About the Author
Lawrence Siegel has been a Special Education Attorney and Advocate since 1979, and has represented children with disabilities extensively in IEPs, due process, complaints, legal action and before legislative and policy bodies. Mr. Siegel has lectured and consulted with advocacy and parent groups throughout the country. He has written special education legislation that has been adopted in several states. Mr. Siegel is the founder of the National Deaf Education Project which works to ensure that the fundamental communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing children are part of the educational system. In 2004-5 he was appointed to an endowed chair at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. for his work as an advocate of special education. You can visit Lawrence's website at http://www.childlawgroup.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is too general and doesn't address the details of how to advocate through the system for your child's best interest.
This has been a fantastic reference to help us navigate through the red tape at our childs school. Every parent needs to know theirs and their childs rights!
This book helped me through my toughest trials. I was able to get paperwork that I never thought I can get. This book also helped me through my meetings and gave me a better understanding of what I was getting into.
As the parent of a deaf child, I re-read this every year in the days before the annual IEP meeting. While of course, not all the info is going to apply to every family's individual situation, this book definitely helps me to feel more prepared to advocate for my daughter.
This book goes a good job of explaining the process. It also tells which strategies work and which don't.