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Special Education Guidelines

If your child has special educational needs, you may be wondering what you can do to ensure that those needs are met. Read on to learn about the federal and state laws that govern special education and how you can make sure that your child will receive the care and attention he or she deserves.

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  • 21.

    A Guide to the IEP Process

    Introduction Each public school child who receives special education and related services must have an Individualized...

    Source: U.S. Department of Education
  • 22.

    What is Special Education?

    Special education is a complex enterprise that can be defined and evaluated from many perspectives. One may, for...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 23.

    The Psychological Impact of School Transitions

    School moves can represent a stressful experience for the majority of children. However, for children with disabilities,...

    Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • 24.

    Common Instruments That Measure Intelligence

    A discussion of all possible IQ tests is beyond the scope of this book, so we will focus on the three most commonly used...

    Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • 25.

    The Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)

    An Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) documents and guides the early intervention process for children with...

    Source: Educational Resource Information Center (U.S. Department of Education)
  • 26.

    Assessment of Processing Skills

    In our case study, the psychologist has found that Jason has a significant discrepancy between the performance that...

    Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • 27.

    Labeling and Disadvantages of Labeling

    Labeling Students identified as having problems in school either will meet eligibility criteria for special education...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 28.

    Where Does Intelligence Come From?

    Children's intelligence can be influenced at birth by heredity (genes), prenatal toxins (such as a mother consuming...

    Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • 29.

    Twice Exceptional Children

    She has a vocabulary two levels above her peers, but cannot calculate 4 + 6. He can read a symphony but cannot hold a...

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    What are The Tools for Evaluating Emotional and Behavioral Concerns?

    There are several types of instruments available to assist in evaluating the degree to which children may be suffering...

    Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.