The term 'special education' encompasses dozens of learning challenges: developmental delay, learning and physical disabilities, emotional disturbance, retardation, language impairment, autism, and others. By nature of this diversity, navigating even well-run, well-funded special education programs can be daunting. A Parent's Guide to Special Education offers guidance to parents and their children -- as well as to teachers, counselors, and administrators -- on issues including:
* diagnosis and awareness * special education laws * eligibility issues and requirements * programs * parenting issues * communication between parents and schools * and much more
A Parent's Guide to Special Education offers invaluable information and a positive vision of special education that will help them through a potentially overwhelming process. Filled with practical recommendations, sample forms, and enlightening examples, this is a priceless resource for helping every child learn.
Charles E. Schaefer and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo's classic guide offers parents, teachers, counselors, and others the help they need to find the words to talk to kids and answer their questions. The book is filled with practical advice on discussing a wide range of life's experiences with children?from family changes like moving to a new home, divorce, and remarriage to broader subjects such as child abuse and AIDS.
Designed to help school psychologists and other school-based professionals create an optimal learning environment for the 10-15% of students who experience chronic, significant health problems, this volume provides up-to-date information, cost-effective strategies, and practical clinical and educational tools. The convenient, large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying and day-to-day use. Indispensable features include:
* Discussions of specific health conditions and their impact in K-12 settings
* Interventions to maximize school participation, coping, and social functioning
* Guidelines for developing IEPs and 504 plans as required by law
* Keys to building effective partnerships with parents, teachers, and medical providers
* Many reproducibles: assessment tools, student worksheets, parent handouts, and more.