The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) governshow states and public agencies provide early intervention, specialeducation, and related services to children with disabilities.
To understand it thoroughly, school psychologists, teachers, andother school service providers need a comprehensive resource toguide them in what this frequently amended Act means and how itshould be interpreted. The first concise, yet authoritative, bookof its kind on which professionals can rely to navigate thisoften-misunderstood law, Essentials of IDEA for AssessmentProfessionals is that source.
Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, each chapter features numerous callout boxeshighlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensiveillustrative material, as well as test questions that help yougauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Writtenin the user-friendly and well-known Essentials format, each of theseven concise chapters covers terminology, classification,assessments/evaluations, and other topics related to IDEA.
With an accompanying CD offering commentary on judicialdecisions related to interpretation of IDEA, as well as referencesto the 2006 final regulations for IDEA 2004 and Section 504regulations, Essentials of IDEA for Assessment Professionalsprovides helpful guidelines for educational assessments andevaluations.
About the Author
Ron Dumont, EdD, NCSP, is Professor and Director of theSchool Psychology Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
John O. Willis, EdD, is a Senior Lecturer in Assessmentat Rivier College.
Table of Contents
Series Preface xi
One Overview of the IDEA 2004 1
Two IDEA Terminology 23
Three IDEA and Evaluations/Assessments 49
Four Special Considerations When Testing for Specific Learning Disabilities 77
Five IDEA and Classifi cation/Eligibility 107
Six IDEA and Behavior 139
Seven IDEA, Section 504, and ADA 157
Eight IDEA and Damages 179
Nine FERPA and the PPRA: Confidential Records 199
Appendix A Common Abbreviations and Acronyms 227
Appendix B CD-ROM Contents 231
Annotated Bibliography 261
Author Index 265
Subject Index 267
About the Authors 285
About the CD-ROM 287
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