The Law and Special Education (3rd Edition)

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In the highly litigated area of Special Education, it is imperative that professionals in the field understand the legal requirements of providing a free appropriate public education to students with disabilities. This indispensable textbook prepares the reader with the essential skills to locate pertinent information in law libraries, on the Internet, and other sources to keep abreast of the constant changes and developments in the field. Now in the third edition, the entire textbook has been thoroughly updated and revised with the latest information on the statutes, regulations, policy guidance, and cases on special education law, as well as the most current information on: the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Long-recognized as one of the top special education law books in the field, The Law and Special Education, Third Edition, presents the most important and necessary information for educators to understand the history and development of special education laws and the requirements of these laws in the field of special education.

 

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Sound, practical help for keeping on top of the issues involved in the highly litigated area of special education

 

With this indispensable resource as a guide, teachers and educational administrators see how to ensure a free, appropriate public education for students with disabilities. In The Law and Special Education, they learn the legal history of special education, get information about legal developments in special education that have occurred in the courts and in the federal government, gain access to current legal information to keep abreast of developments in this rapidly changing field, and ensure that they are armed with the information they need to develop legally correct and educationally appropriate special education programs. Written in a highly accessible, practitioner-oriented style and bolstered with an associated website and blog, the book guides administrators and educators in developing legally sound and educationally appropriate special education programming.

 

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Mitchell Yell, Ph.D., is a Professor in Special Education and the Fred and Francis Lester Chair in Teacher Education in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.  For the past 17 years, Dr. Yell has conducted extensive research and presented numerous workshops on developing individualized education programs (IEPs), formulating legally correct special education policies, and adopting best practices in educating students with disabilities.  Prior to coming to the University of South Carolina, Dr. Yell was a special education teacher in Minnesota for 16 years.  During this time he taught in elementary, middle, and secondary classrooms and special schools for students with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, and autism.  He has published 3 textbooks, 80 journal articles, and 16 book chapters and has conducted numerous workshops on special education law.

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