A Parent's Guide to Special Education: Insider Advice on How by Linda Wilmshurst Ph.D. ABPP, Alan W. Brue Ph.D. NCSP

By Linda Wilmshurst Ph.D. ABPP, Alan W. Brue Ph.D. NCSP

A "Parent's advisor to important schooling" deals useful info and a favorable imaginative and prescient of specified schooling that might support mom and dad during the most likely overwhelming approaches of catch-all courses that encompasses dozens of studying demanding situations: developmental hold up; studying and actual disabilities; emotional disturbance; retardation, autism; and others. jam-packed with useful techniques, pattern kinds, and enlightening examples, it is a helpful source for aiding each baby research.

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Your actual explanation will depend on the age of your child, but it should begin with sharing your concern and feelings about your child’s frustrations at school and wanting to help make things better for him. The psychologist should be described as a person who has studied how children think, learn, and feel. The psychologist will be working with your child to find out how he solves problems and feels about 52 W A L K I N G T H R O U GH Table 4-3. THE P ROCESS Possible steps in the psychological assessment.

C H A P T E R 2 Not All Roads Lead to Special Education Placement: The 411 on 504 Plans In Chapter 1, we talked about IDEA 2004 as it relates to special education services. Yet children identified with a disability do not necessarily require these services. Some may have a disability but are not eligible for special education services under IDEA 2004. This chapter will briefly address Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and how modifications can be implemented in the regular education setting through the use of a 504 Plan.

A new 504 Plan will be written and include those accommodations that are working, as well as new ones to be implemented and monitored. It should be revised as often as needed to make sure the interventions are working for your child. N O T A L L R O A DS L EA D TO S PE C IA L E D U CATI O N P L AC E ME NT 31 Accommodations for Specific Disabilities The accommodations required for a child vary based on the child’s needs as well as strengths and weaknesses. In general, there is a common set of accommodations for children who have a particular disability.

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