When the School Says No How to Get the Yes

Author: Vaughn Lauer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857006646
Release Date: 2013-09-21
Genre: Education

When planning a child's Individualized Education Program (IEP), it is vital that parents and educators are involved in collaborative decision making. This book offers parents of children with autism and other disabilities a unique way of approaching and tackling the problems that can arise relating to the provision of special education services. Taking a structured, cooperative approach to IEPs, the easily applicable six question process enables parents to determine the needs of their child and obtain the services required by asking key questions during IEP meetings. Explaining the approach through real life scenarios and issues, this book demonstrates how to achieve effective collaboration with school personnel, ensuring the child receives the appropriate and necessary educational program and services. Providing a practical, structured approach to IEP planning for parents and offering insight into the parental perspective for educators, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in IEP meetings.

Rethinking School How to Take Charge of Your Child s Education

Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393285970
Release Date: 2018-01-09
Genre: Education

A best-selling expert on education shows how to make the school system work for your child. Our K–12 school system is an artificial product of market forces. It isn’t a good fit for all—or even most—students. It prioritizes a single way of understanding the world over all others, pushes children into a rigid set of grades with little regard for individual maturity, and slaps “disability” labels over differences in learning style. Caught in this system, far too many young learners end up discouraged, disconnected, and unhappy. And when they struggle, school pressures parents, with overwhelming force, into “fixing” their children rather than questioning the system. With boldness, experience, and humor, Susan Wise Bauer turns conventional wisdom on its head: When a serious problem arises at school, the fault is more likely to lie with the school, or the educational system itself, than with the child. In five illuminating sections, Bauer teaches parents how to flex the K–12 system, rather than the child. She closely analyzes the traditional school structure, gives trenchant criticisms of its weaknesses, and offers a wealth of advice for parents of children whose difficulties may stem from struggling with learning differences, maturity differences, toxic classroom environments, and even from giftedness (not as much of a “gift” as you might think!). As the author of the classic book on home-schooling, The Well-Trained Mind, Bauer knows how children learn and how schools work. Her advice here is comprehensive and anecdotal, including material drawn from experience with her own four children and more than twenty years of educational consulting and university teaching. Rethinking School is a guide to one aspect of sane, humane parenting: negotiating the twelve-grade school system in a way that nurtures and protects your child’s mind, emotions, and spirit.

Take Charge of Treatment for Your Child with Asperger s ASD

Author: Cornelia Pelzer Elwood
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784502072
Release Date: 2015-12-21
Genre: Family & Relationships

Equipping you with the knowledge and tools to become an effective case manager for your child, this book provides straightforward, practical instructions to create a comprehensive guide to your child's unique ASD profile. The individualized guide will: - Provide information about your child's unique profile for anyone who needs it - Serve as a toolbox and teaching template for your child's teachers and support team, with effective strategies to use with him or her - Be an instruction booklet for your child, helping him or her to thrive at home, school and in the community - Act as a case management road map to help you support your child and collaborate with teachers and service providers. The book includes checklists and worksheets, which can also be accessed online, so that you can easily create a personalized guide for your child with autism aged 5-14.

Dyslexia Advocate

Author: Kelli Sandman-Hurley
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784502744
Release Date: 2016-03-21
Genre: Education

This straightforward guide provides the essential information for parents and advocates to understand US law and get the right educational entitlements for a child with dyslexia. Using case studies and examples, this book demonstrates clearly how to apply the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to the unique requirements of a dyslexic child. It offers simple, intelligible help for parents on how to coordinate successfully with their child's school and achieve the right services and support for their dyslexic child; up to and beyond getting an effective Individual Education Plan (IEP). Dyslexia Advocate! is an invaluable tool for parents trying to negotiate a complex legal system in order to get the best outcome for their child. It is an essential guide for anyone who is considering acting as an advocate for a child with dyslexia.

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105119635709
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Law

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Wrightslaw

Author: Peter W. D. Wright
Publisher:
ISBN: 1892320096
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Education

Aimed at parents of, and advocates for, special needs children, explains how to develop a relationship with a school, monitor a child's progress, understand relevant legislation, and document correspondence and conversations.

Simplifying Response to Intervention

Author: Austin Buffum
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 9781935543671
Release Date: 2011-10-29
Genre: Education

The sequel to Pyramid Response to Intervention advocates that a successful RTI model begins by asking the right questions to create a fundamentally effective learning environment for every student. RTI is not a series of implementation steps, but rather a way of thinking. Understand why bureaucratic, paperwork-heavy, compliance-oriented, test-score-driven approaches fail. Then learn how to create a focused RTI model that works.

Wrightslaw

Author: Peter W. D. Wright
Publisher:
ISBN: 1892320169
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Law

Special Education law is confusing to parents, educators, advocates, and most attorneys. Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition provides a clear roadmap to the laws and how to get better services for all children with disabilities. Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition is an invaluale resource for parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys. you will refer to this book again and again.

How to Keep Your Child Out of Special Education

Author: Ann Core Greenberg
Publisher: Ecademy Press
ISBN: 9781905823765
Release Date: 2010-05-27
Genre: Education

An experienced psychologist offers clear, practical guidance to address a child's academic difficulty and provides realistic steps to boost the child's achievement and progress.

Early Years

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: PSU:000062989565
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Education