School Success for Children With Special Needs

School Success for Children With Special Needs

Everything You Need to Know to Help your Child Learn

Book - 2008
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A new book in the Knowledge Essential series, School Success for Children with Special Needs offers parents a guide for understanding and navigating the often-confusing special education system to ensure that your child gets the best education possible. It tells you:
  • How to know if your child has a physical, learning, or emotional disability
  • How the latest changes to the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) effect your child's education
  • How to help formulate your child's Individual Family Services Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Information on the many ways schools and teachers can accommodate for children with disabilities
  • How to assess our child's progress
  • How can you help your child be successful at school and in life by reinforcing basic skills at every age
  • How to plan for transitioning your child to the wider world
  • The kind of paperwork you can expect to encounter

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Every child has special needs, but for those whose needs are identified as disabilities parents and other caregivers must serve as advocates to ensure children receive the proper support. Consultant James, whose tenure as a teacher included helping to plan Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students considered disabled who are mainstreamed into standard classrooms, sorts out the legislation (including the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the No Child Left Behind Act), and provides extensive information in ways teachers and schools can or must accommodate a child with special needs. She covers physical, mental and learning disabilities, describes the assessment process and the role of the parent or caregiver in evaluation, the role of the caregiver as part of the education team at all ages, and steps to take when the child enters the world outside the classroom. Includes extensive charts and other tools. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass ; Hoboken, NJ : J. Wiley & Sons Inc., c2008
ISBN: 9780471748151
Branch Call Number: 371.9 Ja
Characteristics: xvi, 283 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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