Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy - The Special Education Survival Guide

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In Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, Pete and Pam Wright teach you how to plan, prepare, organize -- and get quality special education services. In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you learn about
* Your child's disability and educational needs
* Creating a simple method for organizing your child's file
* Devising a master plan for your child's special education
* Roles of experts: consultants and evaluators
* Writing SMART IEP goals and objectives
* Using test scores to monitor your child's progress
* Understanding parent-school conflict - why it is inevitable and how to resolve it
* Creating paper trails; writing effective letters
* Using worksheets, agendas and thank-you letters
* Strategies to improve meeting outcomes
* Negotiating for special education services

This practical user-friendly book includes hundreds of strategies, tips, references, warnings, and Internet resources. Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy includes dozens of worksheets, forms, and sample letters that you can tailor to your needs.

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About the Author:

Pete and Pam Wright, best-selling authors of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, provide informative and inspirational advice about special education advocacy through the Wrightslaw site.

Pete is an attorney who represents children with disabilities. He represented Shannon Carter before the U. S. Supreme Court in Florence County School District IV v. Carter (510 U.S. 7). Pam is a psychotherapist who writes about advocacy for children with disabilities. She is the editor of The Special Ed Advocate newsletter.

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A superb reference, From Emotions To Advocacy should be found in all community library Parenting reference collections . . . -- Internet Bookwatch, May 2002

Expect this book to become tabbed and dog-eared as it becomes an invaluable advocacy tool. Essential reading for any parent. -- Tourette Gazette/ Fall 2002

FETA is one of the latest and best special education advocacy books available. -- Advocate/First Signs Newsletter/Winter 2003

If I were asked to choose just one book to help me learn advocacy skills, this is it! -- Suppport for Families of Children with Disabilities, Summer 2002

If I were asked to choose just one book to help me learn advocacy skills, this is it. -- San Francisco's Support For Families Newsletter/Spring 2004

Read the chapters about tests and measurements and SMART IEPs - this information is essential for parents and professionals. -- Hands and Voices Communicator, Summer 2002

The Wright’s lead the readers of this book on a journey from feeling overwhelmed to feeling confident and capable. -- 2e Advocacy Newsletter/Spring 2004

With Peter and Pamela Wright’s book, parents today have expert advice at their fingertips. -- Adoptive Families Magazine/ September 2003

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy by Pam & Pete Wright provides a clear roadmap to effective advocacy. -- DD Quarterly, Summer 2002

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy is filled with practical advice about how to obtain better services for children. -- Brimstone Bulletin, Summer 2002

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