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The everything parent's guide to special education : a complete step-by-step guide to advocating for your child with special needs

Author: Amanda Morin
Publisher: Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2014]
Series: Everything series.; Everything parent's guide series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Be your child's best advocate! Children with special needs who succeed in school have one thing in common--their parents are passionate and effective advocates. It's not an easy job, but with The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education, you will learn how to evaluate, prepare, organize, and get quality services, no matter what your child's disability. This valuable handbook gives you the tools you need to  Read more...
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Morin, Amanda.
Everything parent's guide to special education
(DLC) 2013051346
(OCoLC)871186657
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Morin
ISBN: 9781440569685 1440569681
OCLC Number: 879377866
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Basics of Special Education; What Special Education Is; An Overview of Special Education Services; Who Receives Special Education Services?; Related Services; Why Special Education Is Needed; The Parents' View of Special Education; Chapter 2: Special Education Terms Translated; What All Those Letters Mean; Common Special Education Terms Defined; Chapter 3: A Quick Look at Special Education Law; The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA); ADA's Connection to Special Education. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973Section 504's Connection to Special Education; IDEA 2004; A Side-by-Side Comparison of the Laws; Chapter 4: A Look at Early Intervention Services; Do All States Provide Early Intervention Services?; Identifying Children Who Need Early Intervention; The Assessment Process; Writing an Individual Family Service Plan; Transitioning to School-Based Services; Chapter 5: The Thirteen Categories of Disability; What to Know about "Disabling Conditions" and "Adverse Effect"; Autism; Deaf-Blindness; Deafness; Emotional Disturbance; Hearing Impairment. Intellectual DisabilityMultiple Disabilities; Orthopedic Impairment; Other Health Impairment; Specific Learning Disability; Speech or Language Impairment; Traumatic Brain Injury; Visual Impairment; Chapter 6: Do You Think Your Child Has a Learning Disability?; What Is a Learning Disability?; Collecting Information about Your Concerns; Bringing Your Concerns to the Teacher; Signs Your Child Might Have a Learning Disability; Types of Learning Disabilities; ADHD Is Not a Learning Disability; How to Get Special Education Services for Your Child with ADHD; Chapter 7: More about Section 504. Why Bother with a 504 Plan?Getting Services under Section 504; The Benefits of a 504 Plan; What a 504 Plan Includes; How a 504 Plan Is Different from an IEP; Some Conditions That Qualify for a 504 Plan; Chapter 8: Trying Something Else First: Response to Intervention; What Is RTI?; The Basics of How RTI Works; The Three Tiers of RTI; The Benefits of RTI; Being an Advocate in Your Child's RTI Experience; Ten RTI Resources for Parents; Chapter 9: Keeping Involved in Your Child's Education; Getting to Know the School; Getting to Know Your Child's Teacher; Starting a Records Binder. Requesting Your Child's RecordsHow to Write a Request for Records Letter; Keeping a Communication Log; Getting the Special Education Process Started; Chapter 10: After a Referral Has Been Made; What Happens Now?; The Difference Between an Evaluation and an Assessment; A Parent's Rights and Role in the Process; Preparing Your Child for Assessment; Chapter 11: The Evaluation and Assessment Process; The Basic Components of an Evaluation; What's an Evaluation Plan?; What to Do If You Don't Agree with the Plan; Talking to the Evaluator; The Evaluation Report; Reviewing the Report.
Series Title: Everything series.; Everything parent's guide series.
Other Titles: Parent's guide to special education
Special education
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