Wrightslaw Author Peter W. D. Wright
ISBN-10 1892320096
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 311
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Aimed at parents of, and advocates for, special needs children, explains how to develop a relationship with a school, monitor a child's progress, understand relevant legislation, and document correspondence and conversations.


Wrightslaw Author Melissa Lee Farrall
ISBN-10 1892320231
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 172
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In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will find clear, concise answers to frequently asked questions about assessments, evaluations, and tests. You will learn: about psychological, academic, and neuropsychological tests and what these tests measure about selecting evaluators how to request a special education evaluation and how to provide parental consent about speech-language, physical and occupational therapy, processing, adaptive behavior, and functional behavior assessments test terms and the important realities about tests and assessment how small differences between tests can result in large differences in scores


Wrightslaw Author Peter W D Wright Esq
ISBN-10 1892320398
Release 2016-06
Pages 106
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If you want to know about exciting new developments in special education law, "Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015" will help you stay up-to-date. This unique book includes: * All decisions in IDEA cases by Courts of Appeals between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015 * All "Dear Colleague" Policy and Guidance letters published by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS) in 2015 * Verdicts in jury trials and multi-million dollar settlements in teacher abuse cases * Discrimination cases initiated and settled by the Department of Justice * Background and pleadings in a Section 504/ADAA case about a child who needed her service dog at school - a case that may be decided by the Supreme Court later this year * Emerging issues and trends in special education law and how the law is evolving * Tutorial on how to use Google Scholar to find cases about specific legal issues "Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015" includes a Table of Decisions with the date, court, synopsis of legal issues, outcome, and prevailing party in the cases. The Table of Decisions includes a summary in which the Court's words are used to describe the legal issues and rulings in the case. Each case also includes a link to the full text of the decision. "Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015" is an invaluable resource for parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys. You will refer to this book again and again.

Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book

Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book Author Rich Weinfeld
ISBN-10 9781593633097
Release 2008
Pages 316
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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 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.

Intervention with Infants and Toddlers

Intervention with Infants and Toddlers Author Joyce S. Taylor
ISBN-10 9780398074425
Release 2004-01
Pages 263
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The goal of this book is to assist families and caregivers in the early intervention, care, and development of the toddler and to be instrumental in reaching the child's potential. By drawing attention to the ways in which some children with disabilities have been excluded from public education, these families and caregivers become aware of the importance of understanding the law, its content, and its implications. It is also important to be aware of the laws that have been tested through litigation. The author provides a comprehensive yet easily understandable background on these laws and includes basic insight into various examples. Main topics include: (1) Federal legislation and state compliance, child find and screening, evaluation, determination of eligibility, the IFSP, service delivery, and reimbursement of the early intervention process; (2) co-treatment and assisted intervention, counseling, limiting services, the efficacy of early intervention; (3) professional responses, consumer satisfaction, and knowledge of risk versus at-risk challenges; and (4) socioeconomic and cultural diversity and how professionals view each other as team members, including their comments. Personal experiences are provided which serve to make a point and/or bring levity to sometimes grave situations. These experiences contribute to the subjective opinions and research findings that promote the efficacy of early intervention. In addition, this book explores the benefits and success of animal assisted intervention. The primary audience for the book includes parents, educators, social workers, and others who work with toddlers who have special needs and challenges.

The Conscious Parent s Guide to Autism

The Conscious Parent s Guide to Autism Author Marci Lebowitz
ISBN-10 9781440594175
Release 2016-01-29
Pages 240
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"Contains material adapted from The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Autism, 2nd edition by Adelle Jameson Tilton...and The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Mindful Children by Jeremy Wardle and Maureen Weinhardt..."--Title page verso.

Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental Health

Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental Health Author Elissa P. Benedek
ISBN-10 9781585629015
Release 2009-10-20
Pages 531
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When care of younger patients raises thorny legal questions, you need answers you can trust: that's why this book belongs on every clinician's reference shelf. Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental Health is a timely and authoritative source that covers issues ranging from child custody to litigation concerns as it walks clinicians through the often-confusing field of depositions and courtroom testimony. The book expands on the 2002 volume Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry winner of the 2003 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award, to meet pressing twenty-first-century concerns, from telepsychiatry to the Internet, while continuing to cover basic issues, such as forensic evaluation, psychological screening, and the interviewing of children for suspected sexual abuse, that are important to both new and experienced practitioners. Many of its chapters have been entirely rewritten by new authors to provide fresh insight into such topics as child custody; juvenile law; abuse, neglect, and permanent wardship cases; transcultural, transracial, and gay/lesbian parenting and adoption; and the reliability and suggestibility of children's statements. It also includes significant material not found in the previous volume: Two chapters on special education offer an introduction to screening instruments and help practitioners determine a child's potential need for special education programs and services. A chapter on cultural competence helps readers improve the accuracy and responsiveness of forensic evaluations and minimize the chance of an unjust outcome resulting from misguided expert opinion. The section on youth violence features three new chapters -- Taxonomy and Neurobiology of Aggression, Prevention of School Violence, and Juvenile Stalkers -- plus a newly written chapter on assessment of violence risk, offering guidance on how to confront problems such as bullying and initiate effective family interventions. A chapter on psychiatric malpractice and professional liability addresses these legal concerns with an eye toward cases involving minors. A chapter on psychological autopsy covers evaluation of the circumstances surrounding pediatric suicides, describing various types of equivocal deaths and discussing legal issues such as admissibility of the autopsy in court. A newly written chapter on the Internet expands the previous book's focus on child pornography to help practitioners deal with issues ranging from online threats to emotional and legal consequences of interactions in cyberspace. This is a valuable reference not only for practitioners in psychiatry and the mental health field but also for attorneys and judges. It opens up a field that may be too often avoided and helps professionals make their way through legal thickets with confidence.

Including Families of Children with Special Needs

Including Families of Children with Special Needs Author Carrie Scott Banks
ISBN-10 9781555707910
Release 2013
Pages 344
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More than 6.5 million children in the US receive special education services; in any given community, approximately one child out of every six will get speech therapy, go to counseling, attend classes exclusively with other children with disabilities, or receive some other service that allows him or her to learn. This new revised edition is a step-by-step guide to serving children and youth with disabilities as well as the family members, caregivers, and other people involved in their lives. The authors show how staff can enable full use of the library’s resources by integrating the methods of educators, medical and psychological therapists, social workers, librarians, parents, and other caregivers. Widening the scope to address the needs of teens as well as preschool and school-age children, this edition also discusses the needs of Spanish-speaking children with disabilities and their families, looking at cultural competency as well as Spanish-language resources. Enhanced with checklists, stories based on real experiences, descriptions of model programs and resources, and an overview of appropriate internet sites and services, this how-to gives thorough consideration to Partnering and collaborating with parents and other professionals Developing special collections and resources Assessing competencies and skills Principles underlying family-centered services and resource-based practices The interrelationship of early intervention, special education, and library service This manual will prove valuable not only to children’s services librarians, outreach librarians, and library administrators, but also early intervention and family support professionals, early childhood and special educators, childcare workers, daycare and after school program providers, and policymakers.

Supportive Parenting

Supportive Parenting Author Jan Starr Campito
ISBN-10 9781843108511
Release 2007
Pages 253
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Offers parents of special-needs children expert advice on how they can cope with the emotional and practical issues they face while trying to get their children the help they need, emphasizing the importance of developing an active partnership with schools and professionals to ensure their child's needs are met.

Special Education Law

Special Education Law Author Laura Rothstein
ISBN-10 9781452241098
Release 2013-04-17
Pages 362
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Special Education Law, Fifth Edition provides a comprehensive, and student-friendly overview of the major federal laws—and judicial interpretations of those laws—that apply to the education of children with special needs. Laura Rothstein and Scott F. Johnson thoroughly present the most up-to-date information on special education statutes, regulations, and judicial interpretations, including substantial changes in the interpretation of the legistlation. The text helps students understand what the law requires so that they can develop policies and make decisions that comply with these laws.

Asperger Syndrome The OASIS Guide Revised Third Edition

Asperger Syndrome  The OASIS Guide  Revised Third Edition Author Patricia Romanowski Bashe
ISBN-10 9780804141482
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 592
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Since 2001, The OASIS Guide has been the reliable, comprehensive, authoritative guide to Asperger syndrome. This fully revised, updated, and expanded edition captures the latest in research, strategies, and parenting wisdom, and delivers it all in the empathetic, practical, and hope-filled style The OASIS Guide is famous for. Author Patricia Romanowski Bashe has revised this edition of Asperger Syndrome to reflect the latest in: ·Working with Professionals: building a team, negotiating for your child, and keeping everyone’s focus on high expectations for academic, social, and emotional success. ·Special Education: from early intervention through transition, college, and other postsecondary options, including how special education works and steps to take when it does not. · Health and Safety: sexuality education, health care, and insurance coverage, as well as understanding the real-life health and safety risks children with AS face and learning the steps that only parents can take to protect them. ·Options and Interventions: with an emphasis on established guidelines for evidence-based treatments, including medication, applied behavior analysis, cognitive-behavior therapy, Social Stories, Comic Strip Conversations, and much more. ·Planning for the Future: Teaching today for independence tomorrow. For anyone else with a life touched by AS, Asperger Syndrome: The OASIS Guide is packed with resources to handle any situation, from understanding a diagnosis, realistically evaluating options and interventions, and nurturing the whole child with an eye to emotional health, happiness, and independence in school, at home, and among friends. Raising young people with AS to grow up successful, safe, independent, and happy is the goal. Asperger Syndrome: The OASIS Guide is your map.

How To Reach And Teach Children with ADD ADHD

How To Reach And Teach Children with ADD   ADHD Author Sandra F. Rief
ISBN-10 9781118429396
Release 2012-06-26
Pages 464
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Sandra Rief offers myriad real-life case studies, interviews, and student intervention plans for children with ADD/ADHD. In addition, the book contains best teaching practices and countless strategies for enhancing classroom performance for all types of students. This invaluable resource offers proven suggestions for: Engaging students' attention and active participation Keeping students on-task and productive Preventing and managing behavioral problems in the classroom Differentiating instruction and addressing students' diverse learning styles Building a partnership with parents and much more.

Clinical Manual for Management of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Clinical Manual for Management of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents Author Robert A. Kowatch
ISBN-10 9781585629022
Release 2009-02-20
Pages 355
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Clinical Manual for Management of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents was written in response to the growing body of knowledge surrounding pediatric bipolar illness and the underlying biological, environmental, and psychosocial influences that exacerbate symptoms and behavior. Written to provide clinically useful information about diagnosis and management, this manual is a comprehensive collection of empirical evidence, case studies, and the growing number of evidence-based reports on pediatric bipolar disorder over the past five years. This manual also contains several chapters provided by Dr. Mary Fristad and her team at The Ohio State University -- experts in family and psychosocial aspects of pediatric bipolar disorder. Her contributions, along with vast clinical evidence and the expertise provided by Drs. Kowatch, Findling, and Post, help paint an accurate picture of everything from age onset to the effectiveness of various therapies. In this manual, clinicians can refer to the following tools: A clinical description of childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder Management strategies for the patient including daily mood charting Current medication strategies and tactics Ways to help patients through the educational system Resources for clinicians, parents and patients A review of the future directions for childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder The many new developments in the field of pediatric bipolar disorder are affirming what this manual emphasizes -- that a combination of family and cognitive-behavior therapy can work in tandem with medical treatments to help young bipolar disorder patients achieve a more balanced life and a greater chance of controlling this illness later in life. The manual demonstrates how the medical community has shifted from asking, "Does bipolar disorder really exist in children and adolescents" to "How can we best predict, diagnose and treat this serious medical disorder" through a review of 25 years of study and insight.

Kindergarten Simplified

Kindergarten Simplified Author MS Mary Lou Podlasiak
ISBN-10 9780595528684
Release 2008-10
Pages 192
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You want it all for your child - excellent grades, admirable qualities, lots of friends, and unlimited opportunities. Kindergarten Simplified eliminates the guesswork in giving your child every advantage during that crucial first year in school. What's more, you will learn how to live vicariously through your child in a healthy way, hopefully inspiring you to recapture the joy of living a life full of infinite possibilities. * Find out what paperwork and information you will need for registration. * Feel confident when deciding whether or not to delay enrollment for another year. * Find out what educators are looking for during the screening process and how to foster those skills. * Learn how to save money when shopping for clothes, classroom supplies, and lunches. * Learn how to organize your home and structure your day to eliminate chaos. * Learn to turn ordinary activities into intellectually stimulating events. * Increase the effectiveness of your parent-teacher conferences by knowing what questions to ask. * Familiarize yourself with educational terms. * Learn how to interpret test results and what to do when your child performs poorly. * Be prepared to handle a host of difficult problems like a pro - school phobia, bullying, lice, shyness, and more.

The Big Book of Special Education Resources

The Big Book of Special Education Resources Author George Giuliani
ISBN-10 9781483361727
Release 2005-11-30
Pages 416
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Save time and frustration with this definitive special education resource to locate specialized clearinghouses and disability organizations, toll-free numbers, publications, state-specific entities, and more.

Demystifying Secondary Inclusion

Demystifying Secondary Inclusion Author Lisa Dieker
ISBN-10 1934032026
Release 2006-09-30
Pages 194
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This book expands on the content presented by Lisa Dieker in her DVD/Video "7 Effective Strategies for Secondary Inclusion." Dr. Dieker focuses both on school-wide, as well as "universally designed" classroom-based approaches. She provides practical solutions to implement inclusion by addressing the many challenges presented by students and teachers in secondary learning environments. The theme is that "together we are better," and our collaborative efforts must listen to the most important voices- that of our students.

Integrating Faith and Special Education

Integrating Faith and Special Education Author Ben Nworie
ISBN-10 9781498238397
Release 2016-10-10
Pages 220
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There is an inherent connection between the Christian faith and special education. For example, both focus on the worth of the individual. Both also focus on fairness and on caring for, or helping, the weak. Similarly, both aim to equip and support others. This book helps the readers perceive this integral relationship that exists between the Christian faith and the special education discipline. This book utilizes the chapters that stem from real life professional experiences and scholarship of the contributors to model and encourage special education practice from a Christian faith angle. It is our view that special education practiced from this faith perspective will transform what is currently accepted as best practice, into a new system of special education experience that is wholesome, biblically-based, and characteristic of Shalom as wholeness (not just peace). Shalom in this sense has strong relevance in both the Christian faith and special education. The first three chapters highlight the connection between special education and Christian theology, and draw attention to the pivotal role worldview plays in being an effective special educator. The bulk of the body of the text looks at different aspects of instructional effectiveness in special education from a Christian faith perspective.