Special Educator's Book of Lists

ISBN-10: 0787965936

ISBN-13: 9780787965938

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Roger Pierangelo

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List price: $52.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.98" long x 1.57" tall
Weight: 4.180
Language: English

Roger Pierangelo is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Literacy at Long Island University. He has been an administrator of special education programs and served for eighteen years as a permanent member of Committees on Special Education. Pierangelo earned his PhD from Yeshiva University and Diplomate Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology from the International College of Professional Psychology.

About This Resource
How to Use This Book
Legal Issues in Special Education
Landmark Court Cases in Special Education
Federal Legislation for Individuals with Disabilities
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act--1997 (IDEA '97)
The Americans with Disabilities Act (P.L. 101-336)
Least Restrictive Educational Placements
Conditions of Public Law 504
Parents' Rights in the Special Education Process
The Concept of Procedural Due Process
Disability Categories Requiring Special Education Services
Foundations of the Special Education Process
Foundational Issues in Special Education
Questions to Consider When Doing a Classroom Observation
Observation Report Form
How to Interpret and What to Look for in Group Achievement Test Results
How to Examine School Records
Pupil Personnel or Child Study Team Guidelines
Pre-Referral Strategies Recommended by the Child Study Team Prior to Formal Evaluation
Responsibilities and Roles of the Special Education Teacher
Symptomatic Behaviors Exhibited by High-Risk Students
How to Determine the Severity of a Problem
Symptomatic Behaviors Possibly Indicating More Serious Problems
Common Avoidance Behavior Patterns Exhibited by Children with Suspected Learning Problems
Energy Drain and Its Effect on Behavior and Learning
Examples of Structured Referral Forms
Examples of Student Rating Scales
Procedures to Follow If You Suspect Child Abuse or Neglect
Clinical and Behavioral Clues to Possible Child Abuse or Neglect
Example of a Report Form for Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect
The Special Education Process
Steps in the Special Education Process
The Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)
Membership of the Multidisciplinary Team
Formal Referral for a Suspected Disability
Initial Referral to the MDT from the School Staff
Initial Referral to the MDT from the Parent/Guardian
Assessment Plans/Consent for Evaluation
Assessment Options of the MDT
Parental Participation in the Assessment Process
How to Conduct Parent Intakes
Other Specialists and Their Roles in Helping Children
Specific Exceptionalities
Developmental Information
Principles of Normal Development
Gross Motor Developmental Milestones
Receptive Language Milestones
Expressive Language Milestones
Milestones for Dressing Skills
Milestones for Eating Skills
Milestones for Toileting and Grooming Skills
Autism/Pervasive Development Disability
Fact Sheet on Autism
Symptoms of Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS)
Criteria Used to Diagnose Autistic Disorder
Interdisciplinary Diagnosis of Autism
ADHD Fact Sheet
Teacher's Checklist for ADHD
Treatment Plans for Children with Attention Deficit Disorder
Behavior Management Techniques for Children with ADHD
Tips for Parents of ADHD Children
Tips for Teachers Working with Children with ADHD
Evaluation Procedures that Can Be Used to Measure Giftedness
Classroom Activities to Enhance the Development of Thought Processes in the Gifted
Approaches to Educational Programming for Gifted Students
Classroom Applications of Bloom's Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain
Common Characteristics of Program Management for the Gifted
Some Typical Characteristics of the Gifted and Talented
Teacher Checklist of Classroom Characteristics that May Indicate Giftedness
Developmental Disabilities
Residential Alternatives for the Child with Developmental Disabilities
Essential Services for the Developmentally Disabled
Facts about Down Syndrome
Speech and Language Impairments
Facts about Communication Disorders
Causes of Communication Disorders
Summary of Normal Language Development
Treatment and Remediation of Communication Disorders
Learning Disabilities
Facts about Learning Disabilities
Characteristics of Children with Dyslexia
Characteristics of Children with Learning Disabilities
Teaching Techniques Used to Compensate for Certain Learning Problems
Characteristics of Writing, Mathematical, and Reading Disorders
Emotional Disabilities
Facts about Emotional Disabilities
Common Developmental Disorders
Common Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Common Anxiety Disorders of Childhood
Common Eating Disorders
Other Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Specific Personality Disorders
Tourette's Syndrome
Description of Tics in Tourette's Syndrome
Diagnostic Criteria for Tic Disorders
Pharmacotherapy and Tourette's Syndrome
Classroom Strategies for children with Tourette's Syndrome
Hearing Impaired
Facts about Hearing Impairments
Causes of Hearing Impairments
Audiometric Evaluation Measures
Modes of Communication for the Deaf
The Manual Alphabet
Degrees of Hearing Impairment
Examples of Typical Sound Intensities
Cross Section of the Ear
Visually Impaired
Facts about Visual Impairments
Causes of Visual Impairments
The Braille Alphabet
Typical Characteristics of Children with Visual Impairments
Cross Section of the Eye
Bilingual and Culturally Disadvantaged
Variables that May Influence Placement Decisions for Bilingual Children with Disabilities
Basic Elements of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for Bilingual Children with Disabilities
Selecting and Adapting Materials for Bilingual Children with Disabilities
Suggested Identification Procedures for Students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
Physically Disabled
Causes of Physical Disabilities
Potential Classroom Modifications and Teacher Skills Required for Certain Physical Disabilities
Physical and Occupational Therapy Measurement Areas
Guidelines for a Physical Therapy Evaluation
Areas of Dysfunction Requiring Occupational Therapy and Their Impact on School Performance
Traumatic Brain Injury
Facts about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Tips for Parents of Children with TBI
Tips for Teachers of Children with TBI
Other Special Education Exceptionalities
Asperger's Syndrome
Fragile X Syndrome
Prader-Willi Syndrome
Turner's Syndrome
William's Syndrome
Medication Review
Psychostimulants and Sedatives
Anti-Psychotic Medications
Anti-Depressant Medications
Anti-Anxiety Medications
Special Education Assessment
Foundations of the Assessment Process
Scoring Terminology Used in Assessment
Objectives of Intellectual, Educational, and Perceptual Evaluations
Understanding a Student's Behavior During Testing
How to Report Test Results to Parents
Assessment of Intelligence
The Purpose of Intelligence Testing
IQ Range and Classification
The Wechsler Scales of Intelligence
The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Test Scale--Fourth Edition
Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC): Mental Processing Scales
Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (KBIT)
Columbia Mental Maturity Scale (CMMS)
McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities
Slosson Intelligence Test--Revised (SIT-R)
Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (CTONI)
Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities--III (WJ-III)
Relationship of IQ Scores to Percentiles
Assessment of Academic Achievement
Overview of Academic Skill Areas
Reading Comprehension Skills
Analysis for Interpreting Oral Reading
Analyzing Oral Reading Miscues
Analyzing Reading Comprehension
Analyzing Word Recognition Skills
Questions to Consider When Doing a Reading Assessment
Gates-MacGinitie Silent Reading Test--Fourth Edition (GMRT)
Gray Oral Reading Test--3 (GORT-3)
Durrell Analysis of Reading Difficulty (DARD)
Gates-McKillop-Horowitz Diagnostic Reading Tests--Fourth Edition
Gilmore Oral Reading Test
Slosson Oral Reading Test--Revised
Spache Diagnostic Reading Scales
Woodcock Reading Mastery Test--Revised (WRMT-R)
Test of Reading Comprehension--Third Edition (TORC-3)
Nelson-Denny Reading Test (NDRT)
Interpreting Handwriting and Written Composition
Written Language
Picture Story Language Test (PSLT)
Test of Early Written Language--2 (TEWL-2)
Test of Written Language--3 (TOWL-3)
Analysis for Interpreting Mathematics Tests
Key Math Diagnostic Arithmetic Test--Revised (KEY MATH-R)
Test of Early Mathematics Ability--2 (TEMA-2)
Test of Mathematical Abilities--2 (TOMA-2)
Interpreting Spelling Tests
Spelling Errors Primarily Due to Auditory or Visual Channel Deficits
Diagnostic Word Patterns
Test of Written Spelling--3 (TWS-3)
Comprehensive Tests of Educational Achievement
Brigance Diagnostic Inventory of Basic Skills
Kaufman Tests of Educational Achievement (KTEA)
Peabody Individual Achievement Test--Revised (PIAT-R)
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test--II (WIAT-II)
Wide Range Achievement Test--3 (WRAT-3)
Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement--III (WJ-III)
Assessment of Behavior
Observation Methods Used for the Assessment of Problem Behavior
Interview Methods Used for the Assessment of Problem Behavior
Types of Psychological Tests Used in Assessment of Problem Behavior
Goodenough-Harris Drawing Test (GHDT)
Draw-A-Person: Screening Procedure for Emotional Disturbance (DAP:SPED)
Kinetic-House-Tree-Person Drawings (K-H-T-P)
Children's Apperception Test (CAT)
Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
Rorschach Psychodiagnostic Test
Politte Sentence Completion Test (PSCT)
Conners' Parent and Teacher Rating Scales (CPRS/CTRS)
Attention Deficit Disorders Evaluation Scale--Revised (ADDES-R)
Adaptive Behavior
Assessment of Adaptive Behavior
AAMR Adaptive Behavior Scale--Residential and Community--2 (ABS-RC-2)
AAMR Adaptive Behavior Scale--School (ABS-S-2)
Adaptive Behavior Evaluation Scale--Revised (ABES-R)
Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale (VABS)
Functional Behavior
IDEA and Functional Behavioral Assessments
Overview of Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)
Role of the Eligibility Committee in the Functional Behavioral Assessment
Assessment of Perception
Overview of Perception
Purpose of Perceptual Evaluations
Assessment of Visual Perception
Visual Perceptual Skills
Diagnostic Symptoms for Visual-Motor Perceptual Disabilities
Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration--Fourth Edition (VMI-4)
Test of Gross Motor Development--Second Edition (TGMD-2)
Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test (BVMGT)
Developmental Test of Visual Perception--2 (DTVP-2)
Motor-Free Visual Perceptual Test--Revised (MVPT-R)
Assessment of Auditory Perception
Overview of Auditory Perception
Diagnostic Symptoms for Auditory Perceptual Disabilities
Goldman-Fristoe-Woodcock Test of Auditory Discrimination
Tests of Auditory Perceptual Skills--Revised (TAPS-R)
Wepman Test of Auditory Discrimination--Second Edition (ADT-2)
Comprehensive Measures of Perceptual Ability
Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitudes--Fourth Edition (DTLA-4)
Slingerland Screening Tests for Identifying Children with Specific Language Disability
Early Childhood Assessment
Assessment and Evaluation Process for Early Intervention
Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
Working with the Family in Early Childhood Assessment
Bayley Scales of Infant Development--Second Edition (BSID-II)
Preschool Language Scale--3 (PLS-3)
Metropolitan Readiness Tests--Fifth Edition (MRT-5)
Boehm Test of Basic Concepts--Revised (BTBC-R)
Bracken Basic Concept Scale (BBCS)
Preschool Evaluation Scales (PES)
Kindergarten Readiness Test (KRT)
Battelle Developmental Inventory (BDI)
Other Areas of Assessment
Assessment Measures Used in the Identification of a Hearing Loss
Auditory Perception Test for the Hearing Impaired (APT/HI)
Carolina Picture Vocabulary Test for Deaf/Hearing Impaired (CPVT)
Hiskey-Nebraska Test of Learning Aptitude
Leiter-R International Performance Scale
Rhode Island Test of Language Structure (RITLS)
Test of Early Reading Ability--2: Deaf or Hard of Hearing (TERA-2, D/HH)
Overview of Occupational Therapy
The Role of the Occupational Therapist
Milani-Comparetti Motor Development Test
Miller Assessment for Preschoolers (MAP)
Quick Neurological Screening Test (QNST)
Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)
Purdue Perceptual Motor Survey (PMM)
Overview of Bilingual Assessment
Referral of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
ESL Literacy Scale (ELS)
Language Proficiency Test (LPT)
Matrix Analogies Test (MAT)
Screening Test of Spanish Grammar
Nonstandardized Forms of Assessment
Writing a Professional Report
Overview of Report Writing
Practical Guidelines for Report Writing
Criteria for Writing a Comprehensive Report
Model Report
IEP Information
New Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Requirements Under IDEA '97
Components to Be Included in the IEP, According to IDEA '97
IDEA '97 and the Development of the IEP
Sample IEP Form
Related Services Available on the IEP
Extended School-Year Programs/Services Criteria
Documentation Required for Supplementary Aids and Services, and Program Modifications or Supports
Considerations for Making Test-Modification Recommendations
Student Eligibility and Criteria for Testing Modifications
Special Education Teacher's Role and Responsibilities for Implementation of Alternate Testing Techniques
Eligibility Committee
Responsibilities of the Eligibility Committee
Eligibility Committee Presentation Checklist
Annual Review Procedures
Triennial Review Procedures
Triennial Review--Required Materials
Medical Form for the Eligibility Committee
Agreement to Withdraw Eligibility Committee Referral
Eligibility Committee Presentation by the Special Education Teacher as Educational Evaluator
Eligibility Committee Presentation by the Special Education Teacher as the Classroom Teacher
Eligibility Committee Presentation by the Special Education Teacher as Member of the Eligibility Committee
Evaluations that May Be Required for Eligibility Committee Presentations
Other Information and Procedures Required for Eligibility Committee Presentations
Procedures for Changing a Student's Classification or Placement
Classroom Instruction Techniques for Children with Disabilities and Special Needs
Mainstreaming Checklist
Alternate Learning Activities
Key Concepts in Behavior Modification
Working with Children with Learning Disabilities in the Classroom
Working with Children with Emotional Disabilities in the Classroom
Working with Children with Developmental Disabilities in the Classroom
Subject Areas and Related Goals
Transition Services
Foundational Issues in Transition Services
Overview of Transition Services
Intent of Transitional Services
Importance of Keeping Records During the Transition Process
Individualized Transitional Education Plan (ITEP)
The Role of the Family in the Transition Process
Transition Planning Timeline
Transition Checklist
Sample Transitional IEP
Vocational Education Planning
Vocational Assessments
Prevocational Skills
Prevocational Skills Checklist
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
Services Provided by DRS Agencies
Other Assessment Options During the Vocational Transition Phase
Training and Work Options
Competitive Employment
Supported Employment
Sheltered Employment Options
Living Arrangements
Centers for Independent Living (CIL)
Residential Models
How to Evaluate Residential Programs
Housing Subsidies
Respite Care
Transportation Concerns
Travel Training
The Importance of Travel Training
Recreational/Leisure Options
Overview of Recreational/Leisure Options for Individuals with Disabilities
Individual Concerns When Faced with Leisure Activities
Insurance Concerns
Exploring Insurance Options for Individuals with Disabilities
Types of Insurance Policies
Overview of Medicare and Medicaid
Financial Concerns
Overview of Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Criteria for Determining SSI Benefits
How to Sign Up for SSI Benefits
Work Incentives
Overview of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Social Skill Development
Helping Individuals with Disabilities Acquire Social Skills
How Families Can Help Children with Disabilities with Social Experiences
Helping Youth with Disabilities Avoid Social Mistakes
Fostering Relationships: Suggestions for Young Adults
Communication and Assistive Technology
Overview of Assistive Technology
Computer-Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired
Computer-Assistive Technology for the Hearing Impaired
Computer-Assistive Technology for Individuals with Mobility Impairments
Computer-Assistive Technology for Individuals with Speech, Language, and Learning Impairments
Technology and Assistive Technology on the Internet
Post-Secondary Educational Options
College Responsibilities for Accommodations
Disability-Related College Support Services
Issues to Consider When Looking Into Post-Secondary Education
Checklist for Assessing Colleges for Accessibility
College Accommodations for Specific Disabilities
Parent Education
How to Improve a Child's Self-Esteem
Possible Causes of Learning Problems
How Parents Can Help Their Children with Homework
How to Communicate with Your Children
How Parents Can Use Effective Discipline
How Parents Can Spot Possible Learning Disabilities in Their Children
Frequently Asked Questions about Learning Disabilities
What Parents Need to Know about Retention
Educational Terminology Associated with Special Education
Psychological Terminology Associated with Special Education
Medical Terminology Associated with Special Education
Terminology Associated with Occupational Therapy
Abbreviations Associated with Special Education
Publishers of Books and Videos on Special Needs Issues
Scholarships and Financial Aid Resources for Exceptional Students
Selected Newsletters, Magazines, and Journals on Children with Special Needs
Selected Organizations Related to Children with Special Needs
Attention Deficit Disorder
Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disability
Hearing Impairment
Learning Disabilities
Mental Health
Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities
Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual Impairment
References and Suggested Readings
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