Special Education and the Law

A Guide for Practitioners

Special Education and the Law

This revised 2007 edition provides current information on Section 504, Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), and the reauthorization of IDEA 2004.

Special Education and the Law

A Guide for Practitioners

Special Education and the Law

The ultimate resource for success in special education—newly updated! Authored by two past presidents of the Educational Law Association, this essential guide translates legalese into your language and allows you to focus on your core competency: providing excellent education for students with special needs. Updated to reflect significant court decisions and new developments, the book features: Extensive coverage of IDEA’s reauthorization, Section 504 and the ADA, and FAPE and LRE New analysis of parent and student rights Guidance on discipline A preventative approach to special education litigation Focus on federal and state interpretations of the law

Law and Special Education, The,

Law and Special Education, The,

The Law and Special Education features sound, practical help for keeping on top of the issues involved in the highly litigated area of special education. With this indispensable resource as a guide, teachers, educational administrators, and others see how to ensure a free, appropriate public education for students with disabilities. In it they learn the legal history of special education, get information about legal developments in special education that have occurred in the courts and in the federal government, gain access to current legal information to keep abreast of developments in this rapidly changing field, and ensure that they are armed with the information they need to develop legally correct and educationally appropriate special education programs. Written in a highly accessible, practitioner-oriented style and bolstered with an associated website and blog, the book guides administrators and educators in developing legally sound and educationally appropriate special education programming. Included are Lessons from Legislation and Litigation sections that extrapolate important principles for administrators and educators from the law; flowcharts to guide administrators and educators in developing legally sound and educationally appropriate special education programming; text hyperlinks that take readers to important cases and associated websites; a new section on legal requirements regarding bullying and harassment of students with disabilities; over 100 new cases, administrative decisions, and letters of finding since the last edition; chapter objectives; and flowcharts to guide administrators through special education decision making.

Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants - E-Book

Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants - E-Book

Utilizes a family-centered perspective, using the terminology of the AOTA Practice Framework, which focuses on tailoring the OT approach to meet the needs of children within the context of their own environments. Includes evidence-based content such as clinical trials and outcome studies that demonstrate the basis for OTA best practices. Presents case examples that show how key concepts apply to real-life situations. UNIQUE! Features expert advice and tips from the authors and contributors in highlighted Clinical Pearls boxes. Addresses cultural diversity and sensitivity to introduce you to the wide groups of people that OTAs treat. Incorporates prevention as a role OTA’s have in addition to intervention and treatment. Contains suggested activities in each chapter that help bridge the gap between the classroom and the clinic. Prepares you for the information you’re expected to learn from the chapter with key terms, chapter outlines, and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter. Helps you assess and evaluate what you’ve learned with review questions and summaries at the end of each chapter. UNIQUE! Evolve website offers a variety of video clips and learning activities to help reinforce the material you learn in the text. UNIQUE! Demonstrates how concepts apply to practice with video clips on the Evolve website that exhibit pediatric clients involved in a variety of occupational therapy interventions. UNIQUE! Prepares you for new career opportunities with content on emerging practice areas such as community systems. UNIQUE! Offers new assessment and intervention strategies with the addition of content on Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) assessments and physical agent modalities (PAMS). Provides the latest information on current trends and issues such as childhood obesity, documentation, neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), and concepts of elongation.

A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Behavior Problems in the Elementary Classroom

A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Behavior Problems in the Elementary Classroom

This guide includes straightforward, feasible, and evidence-based strategies designed to prevent behavior problems in K-5 classrooms and encourages teachers to be proactive in classroom management. Its emphasis on preventing behavior problems before they occur enables teachers to run their classrooms more efficiently and experience less frustration, while also increasing students learning. Chapters are devoted to organization and structure, effective instruction, prevention and intervention techniques, responding to student misbehavior and relationship building. Using real-life classroom scenarios, this guide equips teachers with management techniques that break the common cycle of frustration, aggression, rejection, and hostility, so they can create positive classroom environments.

Discipline in Special Education

Discipline in Special Education

Experts provide educators with legal guidelines for taking appropriate disciplinary action that can withstand legal challenges without violating the rights of students with disabilities under IDEA 2004.

A Legal Guide for Student Affairs Professionals

A Legal Guide for Student Affairs Professionals

The student affairs market has experienced a great boom in the last decade. Based on the fourth edition of the indispensable guide to the laws that bear on the conduct of higher education, this updated student affairs edition provides a reference and guide for student affairs practitioners and graduate students in student affairs administration courses. This volume combines sections that are pertinent to student affairs practitioners, as well as the government regulatory and administrative issues found in the full Fourth Edition. It is thus the most comprehensive and easy-to-use volume for student affairs officers and students.

Special Educational Needs

A Resource for Practitioners

Special Educational Needs

By examining related disciplines, Farrell provides a road map for special education and considers how special education can be better understood.

Theorising Special Education

Theorising Special Education

The field of special needs education is well established, and although it continues to develop in exciting and controversial ways, involving some of education's leading thinkers, many people feel it is lacking a coherent theoretical analysis of its own. Students and practitioners, looking for some solid theory to reinforce their own study or practice, commonly have to 'borrow' from other disciplines, such as psychology and sociology, since there has been no attempt to provide a theoretical foundation for the special needs community. This book does exactly that, bringing together contributions from key names in the field from UK and beyond. The book will establish itself as an essential text for students and teachers, as well as all those involved in special needs across the social sciences.

Special Needs in Early Years Settings

A Guide for Practitioners

Special Needs in Early Years Settings

This book provides reader-friendly, easy-to-access information about the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice and what it means for the Early Years practitioner. It prunes away the jargon and 'legal-speak' of the DfEE documents, allowing the busy teacher to easily focus on the aspects they want to explore. It also contains practical suggestions and advice regarding the day-to-day classroom management of a special needs child and details on how to actually implement the requirements of the Code of Practice. Teachers working in the Early Years and all those working in private nurseries and non-maintained Early Years settings should find this book enormously helpful.