The Complete Guide to Special Education : Proven Advice on Evaluations, IEPs, and Helping Kids Succeed (Paperback)

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This thoroughly revised and updated work explores the special education process-from testing and diagnosis to IEP meetings and advocating for children with special needs. Step by step, the authors reveal the stages of identification, assessment, and intervention. They explain the legal rights of children with special needs and show how to become an active, effective member of a child's educational team, whether you are a parent or a teacher. School psychologists Linda Wilmhurst and Alan W. Brue provide significant insight into the special education process, drawing on their more than thirty-five years of working with parents and educators.

The complete Guide to Special Education is filled with valuable tools, checklists, sample forms, and sound advice. In addition, this new edition includes information on Response to Intervention (RTI), which offers a new approach to identifying learning disabilities in the classroom; expanded coverage of autism spectrum disorders and bipolar disorder; and a fully revamped Resources section.

"This book tackles [special education] issues in a readable way without oversimplification...I certainly recommend this book to parents, and even to attorneys and advocates, to assist in the process of effective advocacy."-Special Education Law Blog

"Families, teachers, counselors [and] administrators will find valuable tools, checklists, sample forms, and advice in this comprehensive, practical, and priceless resource."-Carolina Parent magazine

"This is one book that all parents should have in their personal library to better understand special education."-Attention magazine

"As a writer and educational specialist who has learning disorders, I found this book indispensable.-ADDitude magazine


Publisher Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
Mfg Part# 9780470615157
SKU 214702678
Format Paperback
ISBN10 047061515X
Release Date 9/14/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Edition 0002
Number of Pages 0372
Publisher Jossey-Bass

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