Author: Gordon S. Gibb
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134087550
Size: 33.43 MB
Format: PDF
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Here’s practical help for mastering the process of developing and writing quality individualized education programs (IEPs). This best-selling, essential resource includes step-by-step instructions backed by examples, practice, and feedback to help users gain the critical skills and knowledge they need to write effective IEPs, meet the standards of IDEA, and ultimately plan instruction for students with disabilities. Guide to Writing Quality Individualized Education Programs includes an easy-to-understand summary of IDEA 2004; a workable organization of the IEP process into seven manageable steps; explanations, modeling, practice, and feedback for mastering each step of the process; and a brief procedural summary at the end of each step. The new edition features the latest information and references to help readers as they work through the process in such areas as recognizing and referencing IEPs for a variety of disabilities, genders, and grade levels; basing IEPs on required state or core curricula; phrasing goals that address standards, while also meeting the needs of students performing below-grade level; understanding the role of Response to Intervention in addressing needs in the general classroom; and learning how the No Child Left Behind Act affects high-stakes testing for students with disabilities. Ideal for teacher candidates, in-service educators, parents and other IEP team members, the guide can be used for whole group instruction, out-of-class assignments, or as independent study.

Special Education

Author: James M. Kauffman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351813862
Size: 73.34 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Special Education: What It Is and Why We Need It provides a thorough examination of the basic concept of special education, a discussion of specific exceptionalities, and constructive responses to common criticisms of special education. Whether you’re a teacher, school administrator, teacher-educator, or simply interested in the topic, you will learn just what special education is, who gets it or who should get it, and why it is necessary. The second edition of this brief yet powerful primer will help you build the foundation of a realistic, rational view of the basic assumptions and knowledge on which special education rests.

Managing Paraeducators In Your School

Author: Nancy K. French
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761977865
Size: 43.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides proven strategies for how to best recruit, manage, and use paraeducators in schools.


Author: Marilyn Friend
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134256778
Size: 63.35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Interactions gives readers an authoritative look at the essential skills necessary for working effectively with others toward quality education for all students through cooperation and collaboration. Comprehensive and well written, it presents an ideal blend of theory and practical applications and is designed to help those in special education, the related services, and other disciplines work with colleagues, administrators, professionals in agencies outside schools, and parents and families. Following a helpful overview of collaboration in contemporary schools and across society, the authors introduce essential communication skills that form the foundation for successful collaboration; show a focus on problem solving and its common collaborative applications; and look at such critical topics as teaming, the key principles of co-teaching, consulting, coaching, mentoring, and conflict and resistance. Every chapter features numerous opportunities to learn new material and reinforce what’s been learned, including the addition of links within the text that make this edition a highly interactive learning tool. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: •Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. •Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* •Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book.

Special Education And The Law

Author: Allan G. Osborne, Jr.
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483303152
Size: 80.56 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The ultimate resource for success in special education—newly updated! Authored by two past presidents of the Educational Law Association, this essential guide translates legalese into your language and allows you to focus on your core competency: providing excellent education for students with special needs. Updated to reflect significant court decisions and new developments, the book features: Extensive coverage of IDEA’s reauthorization, Section 504 and the ADA, and FAPE and LRE New analysis of parent and student rights Guidance on discipline A preventative approach to special education litigation Focus on federal and state interpretations of the law

The Iep From A To Z

Author: Diane Twachtman-Cullen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047056234X
Size: 58.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"The IEP From A to Z is a step-by-step guide to help educators, parents, and clinicians get the right education plan in place for students with Autism/Asperger's, ADHD, Emotional/Behavioral Disturbance, and related conditions. From autism expert and best-selling author Diane Twachtman-Cullen and noted speech-language pathologist Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly, this book guides readers through the process of writing thoughtful, intelligent Individualized Education Plans that deliver high-quality, need-based educational programming to students with ASDs. The book is split into two Parts. Part I provides a brief overview of special education law and outlines the crucial building blocks of IEP development: Present Levels of Performance (PLPs); Underlying Conditions; Methodology; Criteria for Performance/Prompt Levels; Generalization; Goals/Objectives; Evaluation/Data Collection; and an IEP "potpourri" (Least Restrictive Environment, Accommodations, Modifications). Part II presents a collection of helpful sample IEPs so that readers can see how the specifications outlined in Part I lead to comprehensive, clearly defined IEP goals and objectives. Praise for the 1st edition (titled How Well Does Your IEP Measure Up?) "Finally, an IEP book that focuses on the 'science' of writing clear, understandable and measureable objectives. The authors brilliantly expose the absurdity of public school IEPs and their bizarre, fuzzy wuzzy language!" --Peter W. D. Wright, Esq., co-author of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law and publisher of "Once again, Diane Twachtman-Cullen, with Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly, has come to parents' rescue. This book reflects a true understanding of ASDs and clearly outlines what school districts can--and should--do to meet their obligations to our kids. This is one book no parent should be without. I'll never go to another IEP meeting with my copy!" --Patricia Romanowski Bashe, co-owner of OASIS and co-author, The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome "[The authors] are to be applauded for tackling the difficult and crucial issue of designing effective IEP goals... As the focus on accountability in schools increases, this book will serve as a critical tool for all educator to use in designing appropriate programming for students across the autism spectrum." --Dr. Cathy Pratt, director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism, and board of directors, Autism Society of America."--

Alternate Assessment For Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Author: Harold L. Kleinert
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing
ISBN: 9781598570762
Size: 75.39 MB
Format: PDF
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Develop effective alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS). With this practical guidebook, K-12 educators will modify assessments and ensure high-quality instruction that leads to better outcomes.

What Every Teacher Should Know About Idea 2004 Laws And Regulations

Author: Myrna Mandlawitz
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205505685
Size: 46.29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1965
A timely, jargon-free guide to the IDEA 2004 "laws and regs!" This handy booklet provides everything teachers and administrators should know about IDEA 2004 and its practical implications. It includes concise descriptions of the statutes, with a side-by-side comparison of the "old" regulations versus those just issued by the DOE in August 2006. A critical "top-drawer" reference for every educator! This clear, comprehensive, jargon-free resource outlines IDEA 2004 and its regulations and highlights their practical implications for practicing and pre-service teachers and administrators. The booklet provides concise descriptions of the aspects of the IDEA law every classroom teacher should know, with a side-by-side comparison of the "old" regulations versus those just issued in August 2006. When a little friendly background would help the reader better understand the practical implications of the regulations, an additional note is provided. HIGHLIGHTS: Concise descriptions of the aspects of the IDEA law every classroom teacher should know. A side-by-side comparison of the "old" regulations versus those just issued in August 2006. Additional notations provided when it would help the reader better understand the practical implications of the regulations. An Index has been included for quick reference. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Myrna Mandlawitz has been involved in the field of education for the past 30 years, as a classroom teacher, in project development in state government, and as an education advocate in Congress. She is recognized as a national expert in special education law and policy. Ms. Mandlawitz provides training and writes extensively on special and general education and has provided representation for education administrators, related services providers, and parents of children with disabilities.