Special Educator's Survival Guide

ISBN-10: 0787970964

ISBN-13: 9780787970963

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Roger Pierangelo

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Written for educators who work with special children and teens, this second edition of a best-selling classic offers a practical guide to every facet of the special education teacher's job, from teaching in a self-contained classroom or resource room to serving on a multidisciplinary team. This easy-to-follow format, takes you step by step through the various stages required to understand the referral process, parent intakes and conferences, evaluation, interpretation, diagnosis, remediation, placement, individual education plans, classroom management, medication, educational law, and more.
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List price: $32.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090

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 the Author
Purpose of the Book
Introduction: Roles and Responsibilities
What Do Special Education Teachers Do?
Disability Classifications
The Special Educator's Responsibilities
Roles in Special Education
The Special Education Process
Overview of the Special Education Process
Identification of a Suspected Disability
Assessment, Diagnosis, Classification, and Placement of a Child with a Suspected Disability
Sources of Referral
The Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)
The Written Referral
Obtaining Consent for Evaluation
The Assessment
Academic Evaluation
Language Evaluation
Psychological Evaluation
Perceptual Evaluation
Occupational Therapy Evaluation
Nonstandardized Forms of Assessment
Other Areas of Assessment
Understanding a Child's Behavior During Assessment
The Educational Report
Second Child Study Team Meeting: Development of the Eligibility Presentation Packet
What You Need to Know If Asked to Be the Case Manager for a Presentation at the Eligibility Committee
The Special Educator's Role in the Special Education Process
Reporting Formal Assessment Results to Parents
Participating in the Eligibility Committee
Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
Alternate Testing Modifications
The Special Educator's Role in the Annual Review Process
The Special Educator's Role in the Triennial Evaluation
The Special Educator's Role in Transition Services
What Are Transition Services?
The Individualized Transitional Education Plan (ITEP)
Transition Checklist
Vocational Assessments
Training and Work Options
Travel Training
Medical and Financial Options
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Food Stamps
Assistive Technology and the Special Educator
Working as a Special Education Teacher
Getting Ready for School
Curriculum Considerations for Special Educators
Classroom Management Techniques for Children with Disabilities
What Special Educators Need to Know and Do About ...
Common Disorders Seen by Special Educators
Developmental Disorders
Mental Retardation
Developmental Arithmetic Disorder
Developmental Expressive Writing Disorder
Developmental Reading Disorder
Developmental Expressive Language Disorder
Behavior Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
Conduct Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa
Selective Mutism
Tourette's Syndrome
Functional Encopresis
Functional Enuresis
Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Separation Anxiety Disorder
Avoidant Disorder of Childhood and Adolescence
Overanxious Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Childhood Depression
What Special Educators Need to Know About Medication
Dealing with Parents of Children with Disabilities
Helping Parents Help Their Children with Homework
Helping Parents Use Effective Discipline at Home
Helping Parents Communicate Better with Their Children
Helping Parents Improve Their Children's Self-Esteem
What Parents Need to Know About Retention
Helping Parents Improve Their Children's Study Skills
A Law Primer for Special Educators
Basic Educational Law
Understanding Eligibility Committees
The Concept of Procedural Due Process
The Concept of Least Restrictive Environment
Parents' Rights in the Special Education Process
Mandated Reporting of Abuse and Neglect
Sample Psychoeducational Reports
Acronyms Used in Special Education
Basic Legal Terminology
Educational Terminology Associated with Special Education
Psychological Terminology Associated with Special Education
Medical Terminology Associated with Special Education
Occupational Therapy Terminology
Organizations Associated with Special Education
Organizations on Transition and Vocational Skills
Special Education Web Sites
Sample IEP
References and Suggested Reading
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