Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WrightsLaw From Emotions To Advocacy



 
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How the Book is Organized

Section One: Getting Started 

In "Getting Started," you will learn:
• Basic advocacy skills
• Supplies you need to get started
• How to develop a master plan for your child’s education
Section Two: Advocacy 101

In "Advocacy 101," you will learn about:
• Schools as bureaucracies and the rules of the game
• Obstacles to success – school culture, myths, gatekeepers, and emotions
• Common causes of conflict
• Steps you can take to prevent or resolve problems
• Events that trigger parent-school crises


 
Section Three: The Parent as Expert

In "The Parent as Expert," you will learn:
• Why you must become an expert about your child’s disability and educational needs
• How to organize your child’s file, step by step
• How to use information from evaluations to understand your child’s disability
• How to use test scores to monitor and measure your child’s progress
• How to write SMART IEP goals and objectives
 
 
Section Four: Special Education Law
In "Special Education Law," you will learn about:
• The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004)
• Findings and purposes of the IDEA
• Definitions in the IDEA
• Extended school year (ESY), child find, least restrictive environment (LRE), private placements, statewide assessments
• Requirements for identifying children with specific learning disabilities - Discrepancy Formulas and Response to Intervention (RTI)
Evaluations, eligibility, IEPs, and placement
• Prior written notice, procedural safeguards, mediation, due process hearings, appeals, discipline, and age of majority
• Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
• The No Child Left Behind Act and implications for children with disabilities
 
 
Section Five: Tactics and Strategies
In "Tactics and Strategies," you will learn about:
• “The Rules of Adverse Assumptions;” first impressions; image and presentation
• How to use logs, calendars, and journals to create paper trails
• How to write effective letters (includes sample letters)
• How to write a persuasive “Letter to the Stranger” (includes sample letters)
• How to use IEP worksheets, parent agendas, visual aids & graphs of progress or lack of progress (includes sample worksheets and agendas)
• Roles of experts; how to use an expert to help develop an appropriate educational program
• Pros and cons of recording meetings; strategies
 
 
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WrightsLaw Special Education Law Second Edition

 
 
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Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Print Book includes:
  • Full text of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and IDEA 2004 Regulations
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • No Child Left Behind
  • Family Educational Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
  • Decisions in special education cases from the U. S. Supreme Court
  • Analysis and Commentary
  • Resources and References
Wrightslaw Special Education Law is an invaluable resource that provides a clear roadmap to the laws. You will refer to this book again and again. Learn what the law says about:
  • Childs Right to a Free, Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
  • Individualized Education Programs, IEP Teams, Transition & Progress
  • Evaluations, Reevaluations, Consent & Independent Educational Evaluations
  • Eligibility & Placement Decisions
  • Least Restrictive Environment, Mainstreaming & Inclusion
  • Research Based Instruction, Discrepancy Formulas & Response to Intervention
  • Discipline, Suspensions & Expulsions
  • Safeguards, Mediation, Confidentiality, New Procedures & Timelines for Due Process Hearings



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Your Loved One Is Having a Baby with Down Syndrome

 
 
 
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When you learn that someone you love is expecting a baby with Down syndrome, you naturally have concerns, and wonder what to say and do. This book will help you through your initial, normal reactions of sadness, shock, and worry, and give you the information and perspective you need to welcome a baby with Down syndrome. It covers:
  • Down syndrome biology, physical characteristics, medical condition, development
  • what the diagnosis means to the family
  • what the future holds (information & inspiration)
  • resources for relatives who speak Spanish
  • helping expectant parents and yourself
  • sample letter to a friend who’s expecting
  • estate planning & monetary gifts
  • a grandparent’s story
 
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Diagnosis to Delivery: A Pregnant Mother's Guide to Down Syndrome

 
 
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If you're awaiting the birth of your baby with Down syndrome, then this book is expressly for you. Keep it close at hand to help you understand what to expect between now and the birth of your child, and beyond.
 
Including intimate and joyful photos of moms-to-be, babies, and families, Diagnosis to Delivery will answer your pregnancy and birth questions, validate your emotions, provide coping advice, and give you hope for your baby’s and family’s future. It covers:
  • medical providers including specialists
  • coping with the diagnosis 
  • pregnancy concerns
  • sharing the news with family and friends
  • dealing with comments 
  • preparing your other children 
  • creating and evaluating your birth plan
  • preparing for breastfeeding
  • first year medical issues
  • finding services
  • understanding cognition
  • getting support
  • finding resources
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