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Nolo's IEP Guide: Learning Disabilities

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Create an individualized education plan (IEP) and secure the education your child deserves!

Children with learning disabilities have different needs than other kids in special education — let Nolo's IEP Guide: Learning Disabilities help you work with your child's school to make sure those needs are met.

This one-of-a-kind book walks you through the Individual Education Program process, providing all the instructions, suggestions, resources, and forms you need to understand the special education system.

Step by step, you'll learn how to:

- understand your child's rights

- prepare to make your case

- untangle eligibility rules and evaluations

- develop effective IEP goals

- figure out the best programs, services and teaching strategies

- get ready for IEP meetings

- resolve disputes with the school district

- do legal research on learning-disability issues

This edition has been updated to reflect the latest laws, federal regulations, and court decisions that affect the IEP process, and includes fully up-to-date forms, sample letters, and resources to help you every step of the way. Plus, read an expanded section about ""appropriate"" education measures resulting from a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, and get new details on eligibility for special education services for your child.

About the Author

Lawrence Siegel has been a Special Education Attorney and Advocate since 1979, and has represented children with disabilities extensively in IEPs, due process, complaints, legal action and before legislative and policy bodies. Mr. Siegel has lectured and consulted with advocacy and parent groups throughout the country and is a member of the California Advisory Commission on Special Education. He has written special education legislation that has been adopted in several states and is the author of Least Restrictive Environment: The Paradox of Inclusion (LRP Publications, 1994). Mr. Siegel is the founder and Director of the National Deaf Education Project which works to ensure that the fundamental communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing children are part of the educational system. In 2004-5 he was appointed to an endowed chair at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. for his work as an advocate special education.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Special Education

2. Your Childs Rights Under the IDEA

3. What Is a Learning Disability?

4. Getting Started

5. Developing Your Childs IEP Blueprint

6. Evaluations

7. Eligibility

8. Gathering Information and Evidence

9. Goals

10. Preparing for the IEP Meeting

11. The IEP Meeting

12. Resolving IEP Disputes Through Due Process

13. Filing a Complaint

14. Lawyers and Legal Research

15. Parent Organizations

Appendixes

A. Special Education Law and Regulations

B. Support Groups, Advocacy Organizations, and Other Resouces

C. The Severe Discrepancy Model

D. Sample IEP Form

E. Forms

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781413320404
Author:
Siegel, Lawrence M.
Publisher:
NOLO
Subject:
Special / General
Subject:
Children with learning disabilities
Subject:
Individuals With Disabilities Act
Subject:
state educational agency
Subject:
alternative educational setting
Subject:
IEP process
Subject:
special education laws
Subject:
children with learning disabilities Individuals With Disabilities Act state educational agency alternative educational setting IEP process special education laws
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Family & Relationships-Learning Disabilities
Subject:
Education-Special Education - General
Edition Description:
Sixth Edition
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 0.91 in 2.25 lb

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Education » Learning Disabilities
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
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