The Complete Guide to Special Education: Expert Advice on Evaluations, IEPs, and Helping Kids Succeed (Second Edition)

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9780470615157: The Complete Guide to Special Education: Expert Advice on Evaluations, IEPs, and Helping Kids Succeed (Second Edition)

-- THE 3RD EDITION WILL BE PUBLISHED IN MARCH 2018 --

Provides an insider's view of the special education process for parents and teachers. This book explores the special education process-from testing and diagnosis to IEP meetings and advocating for special needs children. Step by step the authors reveal the stages of identification, assessment, and intervention, and help readers to better understand special needs children's legal rights and how to become an active, effective member of a child's educational team. Grounded in more than twenty-five years of working with students, parents, and educators, the authors provide significant insight into what they have learned about the special education. This book fills the gap in the literature for the millions of children receiving special education services and the parents who are clamoring for information on this topic.

  • Includes valuable tools, checklists, sample forms, and advice for working with special education students
  • Demystifies the special education process, from testing and diagnosis to IEP meetings and advocating for children
This new edition discusses Response-to-Intervention(RTI), a new approach to diagnosing learning disabilities in theclassroom; has an expanded coverage of autism spectrum disorders andbipolar disorder; and includes a revamped Resources section.

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From the Author:

-- THE 3RD EDITION WILL BE PUBLISHED IN MARCH 2018 --

About the 2nd Edition: In 2005, Linda Wilmshurst and I co-authored A Parent's Guide to Special Education after discussing the need for a book for parents that explained, using common language, the difficult-to-navigate special education process. The book was well received, and teachers and others asked us if we could write a book for them. We did, and the result is The Complete Guide to Special Education (2nd edition), which is written for an audience of parents, teachers, school counselors, and school administrators. Most of the book was either rewritten or is new content. We hope you find the information useful.  Alan Brue

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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 Wilmshurst 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.

Praise for the First Edition

"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

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