When the School Says No, How to Get the Yes!

When the School Says No, How to Get the Yes!

Securing Special Education Services for your Child

Book - 2013
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Jessica Kingsley Pub
This book offers a unique approach to tackling problems arising in the IEP process and considers real life scenarios to explain the six question structure. This easily applicable process enables parents to determine their child's needs and obtain the required services through collaboration with school personnel in IEP meetings.
When planning a child's Individualized Education Program (IEP), it is vital that parents and educators are involved in collaborative decision making. This book offers parents of children with autism and other disabilities a unique way of approaching and tackling the problems that can arise relating to the provision of special education services.Taking a structured, cooperative approach to IEPs, the easily applicable six question process enables parents to determine the needs of their child and obtain the services required by asking key questions during IEP meetings. Explaining the approach through real life scenarios and issues, this book demonstrates how to achieve effective collaboration with school personnel, ensuring the child receives the appropriate and necessary educational program and services.Providing a practical, structured approach to IEP planning for parents and offering insight into the parental perspective for educators, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in IEP meetings.

Baker & Taylor
Guides parents of children with autism or other disabilities with how to determine the needs of their child and what questions to ask when seeking an individualized education program.

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Drawing on 30-plus years of experience in the field of special education, spanning all levels from preschool to university, Lauer presents a practical guide to help parents and advocates learn how to take the lead during school meetings, particularly Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings with school personnel. Based on extensive analysis of the IEP process and the interpersonal relationships--good and bad-- between parents, teachers, and other professionals, Lauer has identified a structured, collaborative IEP process as the most effective approach, which he outlines in detail in the opening chapter. Each of the 12 chapters that follow describes a scenario and analysis, to help parents see a variety of school/parent interactions, both successful and unsuccessful, and why. The scenarios include children with autism, Asperger's syndrome, physical impairments, emotional challenges, and learning disabilities. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013
ISBN: 9781849059176
Branch Call Number: 371.9 LAUER
Characteristics: 328 pages ; cm
Notes: Includes index


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