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Author Wilmshurst, Linda.

Title A parent's guide to special education : insider advice on how to navigate the system and help your child succeed / Linda Wilmshurst, & Alan W. Brue
Published New York : AMACOM, [2005]


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 MELB  371.9 Wil/Pgt  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Introduction to special education : a new territory -- Walking through the process -- Step one : federal law and your child's education -- The individuals with disabilities education improvement act of 2004 : what a great idea! -- Not all roads lead to special education placement : the 411 on 504 plans -- Federal laws : a comparison of IDEA 2004 and section 504, and a brief look at No Child Left Behind -- Step two : understanding the psychological assessment and your child's disability -- The psychological assessment : what to expect -- The assessment of intelligence -- The other psychological assessments : achievement testing, process testing, and -- Emotional/behavioral assessments -- Understanding your child's disability -- Step three : understanding the special education process -- Labels : the good, the bad, and the ugly -- You and me and the IEP -- Beyond eligibility for special education : what's next? -- Helpful hints for positive parenting -- A parent's guide to parent-teacher communication and school meetings -- A parent's guide to stress and coping -- A parent's guide to children and medication -- A parent's guide to building your child's self-esteem and increasing social -- Competence -- A parent's guide to behavior and discipline -- Appendix A : selected changes in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) -- Appendix B : sample 504 plans -- Appendix C : sample behavior charts -- Appendix D : procedural safeguards -- Appendix E : sample IEP forms -- Appendix F : food for thought: helpful resources -- Glossary : acronyms 101 : educational abbreviations and what they mean
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 255) and index
Subject Special education -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Special education -- United States.
Author Brue, Alan W.
LC no. 2005006169
ISBN 0814472834 (paperback)