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Nolo's IEP Guide: Learning Disabilities (Nolo's IEP Guide: Learning Disabilities)by Lawrence M. Siegel
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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 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'll 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 and much more The 3rd edition is completely updated to reflect the latest — and major — changes to the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the law that governs special education and the IEP process. It also provides the forms, sample letters and resources you need.
Book News Annotation:
Siegel (director of the National Deaf Education Project), offers this updated reference helping parents of students with learning disabilities understand the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and ensure their child's right to and success with an individualized education program (IEP). Parents will learn how to prepare for an IEP meeting through tips for developing an IEP blueprint, understanding evaluations and eligibility, gathering information and evidence, developing goals, and becoming familiar with a school's IEP form. The final chapters address how to resolve disputes through due process and when and where to file a complaint related to IDEA. Information on gaining legal council or joining parent organizations is included, along with appendices excerpting relevant laws and tear-out forms for the IEP process. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Written by an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) expert, this new book helpsparents navigate the special education system and get their children the helpthey require to succeed in school. Illustrations.
Written by an IEP expert, this comprehensive guide, written specifically for parents of children with learning disabilities, will help parents navigate the special-education system and get their children the help they require to succeed in school. Step-by-step, it shows readers how to: * understand their children's rights* get organized and gather information to make the case* untangle eligibility rules and assessments for their children with learning disabilities* develop effective goals and objectives* figure out the best programs, services and teaching strategies* prepare for IEP meetings* resolve disputes with the school district* do legal research on learning disability issues. Review for author's other Nolo title The Complete IEP Guide: Siegel, a special education attorney and advocate, has written the essential guide for any parent preparing for an Individualized Education Plan. (recommended for all collections) Library Journal
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