Special Education Law and Practice in Public Schools

ISBN-10: 0132207141
ISBN-13: 9780132207140
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: A must have resource for school leaders and personnel,Special Education Law and Practice in Public Schoolsis dedicated to understanding the complex laws and issues surrounding students with special needs.nbsp; Broad in coverage, it discusses current  More...

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List price: $114.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

A must have resource for school leaders and personnel,Special Education Law and Practice in Public Schoolsis dedicated to understanding the complex laws and issues surrounding students with special needs.nbsp; Broad in coverage, it discusses current topics such as: the reauthorization of IDEA, NCLB, and 504; working with families; IEPs; assessment; staff relationships and staffing patters; due process hearing, mediation and complaints; school-wide discipline, and strategies for specific populations ( infant/toddler, preschool, secondary school, etc.) Filled with ready-to-use samples and inclusion strategies, the book adheres to school administration and CEC standards and is a conclusive resource for practicing professionals. nbsp;

Legal and Policy Issues
The Foundation of Inclusive Practices
Chapter Preview
Focus
The Law
Approaches
Special Education and Considerations of Inclusion
Early History
Legal History
Section 504, ADA, and IDEA Compared
General Principles of the IDEA
Overview of the Process of Special Education
Children Enrolled in Special Education
New Challenges and Thoughts
School Reform and Inclusion
The Inclusion Debate
Accountability-No Child Left Behind
Conclusion
View from the Courts
Recommended Readings
Relevant Federal Regulations
Selected Websites
Questions for Thought
References
Parents as Partners
Chapter Preview
Focus
Rationale
Legal Issues
Approaches
The Role of Parents
Legal Issues in Working with Parents
Persons Acting as Parents
Surrogate Parents
Parental Procedural Safeguards
Procedural Safeguards Notice
The Importance of Good Communications with Parents
Methods and Frequency
Educators' Attitudes and Communication Skills
Cultural Considerations
Parent Services
Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers
School Choice and Its Implications
Conclusion
View from the Courts
Recommended Readings
Relevant Federal Regulations
Selected Websites
Questions for Thought
References
Identification and Evaluation of Students
Chapter Preview
Focus
Legal Issues
Rationale
Approaches
Child Find
Educational Evaluations
Evaluations for Eligibility Determination
Noncategorical Evaluation and Eligibility Determination
Eligibility Determination
Medical Evaluations
Legal Issues
The Right to an Independent Educational Evaluation
Bias in the Identification Process
Poverty
Limited English Proficiency
Expanding Prereferral Approaches
Problem-Solving and General Education Interventions
General Educators' Involvement
No Child Left Behind and Special Education Eligibility
NCLB and Students with Disabilities
Conclusion
View from the Courts
Recommended Readings
Relevant Federal Regulations
Selected Websites
Questions for Thought
References
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Chapter Preview
Focus
Legal Issues
Rationale
Approaches
The IEP: Key to the IDEA
IEP Development
When the IEP Is Required
Appropriate Programming
Participants in the IEP Meeting
IEP Team Decision Making
Elements of an IEP
IEP Development in a Nutshell
Other IEP Issues
Inclusion Inherent in IEP Process
Cost of FAPE
School District Responsibility and Accountability
Transfer Students
IEP Development Through Technology
IEP Pilot Programs
Improving Communication in IEP Development
Conclusion
View from the Courts
Recommended Readings
Relevant Federal Regulations
Selected Websites
Questions for Thought
References
Placement
Chapter Preview
Focus
Legal Issues
Rationale
Approaches
Placement Issues
Legal Issues
What Is Placement?
Related Services
Extended School Year Services
Costs and Parental Responsibilities
Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment
Meaning of Inclusion
Nonacademic LRE Settings
The Philosophy of Inclusion
Decision Making for Inclusive Programming
Accessibility
Approaches to Resolving Placement Concerns
Inclusive Classroom Considerations
Supplementary Aids and Services
Other Inclusion Considerations
Staff Readiness and Understanding
Community Readiness
Private School Placement
By Public Schools
By Parents
Conclusion
View from the Courts
Recommended Readings
Relevant Federal Regulations
Selected Websites
Questions for Thought
References
Student Relationships
Chapter Preview
Focus
Rationale
Approaches
Peer Interactions
Controversy
Current Realities
The Inclusive Model
Setting the Tone
Questions of Fairness
Peer Tutoring
Traditional Peer-Tutoring
Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS)
A Secondary Peer-Tutoring Example
Cooperative Learning Activities
Collaborative Problem-Solving
Universal Design Materials
Attitude Change Programs
Friendship Circles
Peer-Support Programs
Conclusion
View from the Courts
Recommended Readings
Relevant Federal Regulations
Selected Websites
Questions for Thought
References
Infant and Toddler and Preschool Programs
Chapter Preview
Focus
Legal History
Part B
Part C
Rationale
Approaches
Emerging Early Childhood and Preschool Programs
Children at Risk
Homeless Children
Is Early Intervention Education Effective?
Legal History
Legal Aspects of Federal Programs
Part C of the IDEA
Part B of IDEA
Elementary Centers
Conclusion
View from the Courts
Recommended Readings
Relevant Federal Regulations
Selected Websites
Questions for Thought
References
Secondary School Considerations
Chapter Preview
Focus
Legal Issues
Rationale
Types of Secondary Programs
Approaches
Coping with Secondary School
Legal Issues
Age of Majority
Extended Opportunities
Transition in the IEP
Secondary IEP Planning Issues
Self-Determination
Career and Vocational Education
Employment Data
Vocational Assessment and Planning
Improving Vocational Programs
Sources of Help with Career and Vocational Needs
Post-High School Education Planning
Sex Education
Driver Education
Drop-out Reduction
The Question of Diplomas, Grades, Honor Rolls, and Transcripts
Diplomas
Grades
Honor Rolls
Transcripts
Nonacademic Considerations
Socialization
Extracurricular Activities
Eligibility for Activities
Competitive Athletics
Importance of Inclusion in Placement
Secondary Inclusion Considerations
A Secondary Inclusion Reform Model
The Principal's Role
Conclusion
View from the Courts
Recommended Readings
Relevant Federal Regulations
Selected Websites
Questions for Thought
References
Discipline
Chapter Preview
Focus
Legal Issues
Rationale
Approaches
Legal History Under the Act
Legal Requirements
IEP Process Alternative
Behavioral Intervention Plans
Short Fixed-Term Suspensions
Accumulated Suspensions
Partial Day and In-School Suspensions
Expulsion and Long-Term Suspensions
Interim Alternative Educational Setting
Placement in the IAES by a Hearing Officer or Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for Disruptive Behavior
Court Injunction
Home-Bound
Manifestation Determination
Notice and Parent Requests for Due Process Hearing
"Stay-Put" (Status Quo) and IAES
Non-eligible Student Discipline Protections
Referral to Law Enforcement
Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans
The Continuing Dilemma
The New Positive, Preventive Approach
Approaches to Resolving Problems
Preventive Measures
Cultural Awareness
What the Future Holds
The IEP Process
Conclusion
View from the Courts
Recommended Readings
Relevant Federal Regulations
Selected Websites
Questions for Thought
References
Staff Relationships and Staffing Patterns
Chapter Preview
Focus
Rationale
Approaches
Staffing Concerns Inherent in the IDEA
Challenges in Staffing Relationships
What Research Shows
Principal's Role
The Educational Leader as Agent of Change
Personnel Functions and Change
Celebrate Success
Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC)
Collaborative Roles
Barriers to Collaboration
Examples of Collaboration
The Multidisciplinary Team
New Roles for Educators
Paraeducators
"Highly Qualified" Staff
Conclusion
View from the Courts
Recommended Readings
Relevant Federal Regulations
Selected Websites
Questions for Thought
References
Dispute Resolution-Due Process Hearings, Mediation, and Complaints
Chapter Preview
Focus
Legal Issues
Approaches
Alternatives in Resolving Disputes
Mediation-Formal
State Complaint Process-Formal
The Shadow of Due Process Hearings
A Last Resort
Required Process Leading to a Due Process Hearing
Conduct of a Hearing
Appeals
Attorney Fees
"Stay Put" (Status Quo)
Preparation for the Hearing
School District's Defense
Conclusion
View from the Courts
Recommended Readings
Relevant Federal Regulations
Selected Websites
Questions for Thought
References
Exceptionality in Children and Adolescents
High-Incidence Disabilities
Chapter Preview
Focus
Inclusion Strategies
Emotional Disturbance/Behavioral Disorders (E/BD)
Federal Definition of E/BD
Referral and Initial Assessment
Characteristics of E/BD
Instruction
Behavior Management
Inclusion Strategies
Mental Disabilities or Retardation
Federal Definition of Mental Disabilities
Referral and Initial Assessment
Characteristics of Mental Disabilities
Instruction
Related Services
Inclusion Strategies
Learning Disabilities
Federal Definition
Referral and Initial Assessment
Instruction
Related Services
Inclusion Strategies
Speech and Language Impairments
Federal Definition
Referral and Initial Assessment
Characteristics of Speech and Language Impairments
Instruction and Related Services
Inclusion Strategies
Conclusion
View from the Courts
Recommended Readings
Relevant Federal Regulations
Selected Websites
Questions for Thought
References
Low-Incidence Disabilities
Chapter Preview
Focus
Inclusion Strategies
Autism
Federal Definition of Autism
Referral and Initial Assessment
Characteristics of Autism
Instruction
Legal Issues
Related Services
Inclusion Strategies
Orthopedic Impairments (Physical Disabilities)
Federal Definition of Orthopedic Impairments
Referral and Initial Assessment
Characteristics of Physical Disabilities
Instruction
Related Services
Inclusion Strategies
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Federal Definition of TBI
Instruction
Related Services
Inclusion Strategies
Visual Impairments Including Blindness
Federal Definition of Visual Impairment
Characteristics of Visual Impairment
Instruction
Related Services
Inclusion Strategies
Deafness and Hearing Impairment
Federal Definition of Hearing Impairment
Instruction
Related Services
Inclusion Strategies
Multiple Disabilities and Deafness-Blindness
Federal Definition of Multiple Disabilities
Instruction
Inclusion Strategies
Conclusion
View from the Courts
Recommended Readings
Relevant Federal Regulations
Selected Websites
Questions for Thought
References
Other Special Needs
Chapter Preview
Focus
Inclusion Strategies
Students with Disabilities Protected by Section 504 (Including ADHD)
Attention Deficits
Impulsivity
Hyperactivity
Social Problems
Instruction
Medication
Inclusion Strategies
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (CLD)
Instruction and Inclusion Strategies
Special Education and CLD Students
Legal and Educational Issues
Behavioral Disorders and Culture
Learning Disabilities and Culture
Mental Disabilities and Culture
Talented and Gifted Students (TAG)
Underachievement
The Underrepresentation of Minority and Economically Disadvantaged Children in Gifted Education (GE)
Inclusion Strategies
Talented and Gifted Students with Disabilities
Conclusion
View from the Courts
Recommended Readings
Relevant Federal Regulations
Selected Websites
Questions for Thought
References
Examples of Excerpts from PLEP Statements
Examples of Goal Statements
Examples of Monitoring Objectives
Examples of Integrated PLEPs, Goals, and Monitoring Objectives
IEP Model Form
Samples of Different IEP Annual Goals and Objectives as Part of Transition IEPs
Individualized Family Service Plan Model Form
Sample Behavior/Discipline Forms
Name Index
Subject Index

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