Nolo's IEP Guide: Learning Disabilities

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Nolo, 2007 - Education - 450 pages
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Children with learning disabilities have different needs than other kids in special education -- let Nolo's IEP Guide: Learning Disabilities help you make sure those needs are met.This one-of-a-kind book walks readers you through the Individual Education Program process, providing all the instructions, suggestions, resources and forms they'll need to understand and navigate the special ed system.Step by step, they'll learn how to: understand their child's rights prepare to make the most effective case untangle eligibility rules and evaluations develop effective IEP goals figure out the best programs, services and teaching strategies get ready for IEP meetings resolve disputes with the school district do legal research on learning-disability issues and much more The 3rd edition is completely updated to reflect the latest -- and major -- changes to the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the law that governs special education and the IEP process. It also provides the forms, sample letters and resources readers will need.

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About the author (2007)

Lawrence Siegel has been a Special Education Attorney and Advocate since 1979, and has represented children with disabilities extensively in IEPs, due process, complaints, and legal action before legislative and policy bodies. He has written special education legislation that has been adopted in several states and is the author of Least Restrictive Environment: The Paradox of Inclusion. Mr. Siegel is the founder and Director of the National Deaf Education Project, which works to ensure that the fundamental communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing children are part of the educational system. He lives in Fairfax, California, with his wife and two daughters.

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