Books by the Executive Directors
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A jargon-free overview of special education?s prereferral process, IEPs, eligibility services, procedural and legal safeguards, annual reviews and evaluations, and transitions from school to adult life.
Unique in its perspective, the fourth edition of Assessment in Special Education covers assessments for every disability type while examining each stage of the assessment process. Unlike other books, it is organized chronologically and moves sequentially through response to intervention, to prereferral strategies, to assessments, to report writing, to development of the IEP.
This practical resource provides a tremendous store of tested tips, techniques and materials to help educators in every aspect of their work with special needs children. Comes complete with ready-to-use forms, checklists, handouts and sample letters.
Save time and frustration with this definitive special education resource to locate specialized clearinghouses and disability organizations, toll-free numbers, publications, state-specific entities, and more.
This comprehensive guide covers typical emotional and behavioral disorder (EBD) behaviors, effective instructional interventions, positive reinforcement techniques, federal regulations, promoting healthy social interactions, and classroom management strategies.
Working with students who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) presents unique challenges for educators. This valuable resource provides general and special education professionals with an understanding of ADHD and appropriate strategies to help children participate in the classroom experience and develop to their fullest potential.
This book focuses on practical and productive techniques that can be used in a variety of behavior crisis situations that may occur in a classroom. Teachers have told us that one of their major concerns has been dealing with severe behavior problems in the classroom. While there are many different types of crisis situations that may occur having the proper “tools” can prevent a situation from becoming even worse. The Classroom Teacher's Behavior Management Toolbox provides a variety of crisis tools for all types of situations. These tools have been gathered over the years and have been very successful in actual classroom situations.
Ready-To-Use Help and Materials for Successful Transitions from School to Adulthood
It is vital for all professionals in the field of education to have a practical understanding of the laws that are in place to protect the children with whom they work. The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law is a detailed yet accessible introduction to federal law as it applies to the rights of children with special needs.
Written in a user-friendly question and answer format, the book covers all of the key areas of special education law including parental rights of participation, the legal right to Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and related services, and the complex issues of discipline and dispute resolutions. This book provides educators with knowledge of the requirements, history, and evolution of the laws that impact their daily working lives and gives them the information they need to help parents obtain better services for their children.
This is an indispensible handbook that teachers, school management, and school counselors will refer to again and again.
The authors show how to build confidence and improve behavioral and learning outcomes in elementary age children. Confident students are motivated, enjoy learning, have a positive attitude, are willing to participate, and will try new things. The appendix includes reproducible parent handouts and suggestions for helping parents build their children s self-confidence at home.
The definitive resource for special educators, school psychologists, and child group study teams.
This comprehensive guide provides all the information needed -- including definitions, symptoms, characteristics, and types -- for the most significant educational disabilities and disorders, presented in a user-friendly format. Using the reauthorized IDEA 2004 Act as a frame of reference, this book is ideal for coding and mapping to IEPs -- the individualized education plans that are key to special education funding. The very first manual created specifically for education professionals, this book addresses a range of disorders and relates their significance to classroom practice, including: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delays, Mental Retardation, Traumatic Brain Injury, and many others.
Roger Pierangelo, PhD (Manhasset, NY), has over 30 years of experience as a teacher, psychologist, and director of a private clinic. George Giuliani, JD, PsyD (Melville, NY), is an Associate Professor at Hofstra University's School of Education.
Featuring reader-friendly language, step-by-step guidelines, and informative appendices, this guide introduces educators to the purpose, principles, benefits, and application of this tiered service delivery model.
This unique first edition takes students step-by-step through the process of understanding, assessing, diagnosing, and teaching students with learning disabilities in an easy-to-read and practical manner.
Co-authored by the President and Vice-President of the National Association of Special Education Teachers, this new book is designed to be sensitive to the needs of future teachers while covering the spectrum of issues involved with learning disabilities in short, easy-to-read, and practical chapters. The experienced author team leads students through the step-by-step process of understanding, assessing, diagnosing, and teaching students with learning disabilities. The last part of the book takes readers through an entire school year, explaining to them all the policies, procedures, and normal day-to-day issues that can be expected by teachers of children with learning disabilities in his or her classroom. No other text on the market offers this approach, providing current professors with a new and innovative way of presenting the material and teaching the course.
Discusses the rules and regulations involved in the special education process.
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Offers clear guidelines aligned with the reauthorization of IDEA 2004 for assessing students? eligibility for special education services and for working with families and service providers.
This unique time-saving resource for the special education teacher provides 192 reproducible lists brimming with useful facts that cover essential assessment, diagnosis, remediation, legal, and procedural information.
For anyone involved in the special education process, here is a comprehensive practical guide to the most frequently used and helpful tests for diagnosing suspected disabilities of all kings intellectual, perceptual, language, achievement, psychosocial and social maturity from the early childhood years through adolescence.
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.
These guidelines for special education teachers cover gathering student information, classroom design, meeting with parents, evaluation, assessment, classroom management, instructional interventions, and grading options.
Written by experts in special education and psychology, this user-friendly resource summarizes current research and presents a comprehensive overview of how to teach students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The authors discuss intervention strategies for implementing effective educational programs that give youngsters with ASD the opportunity to learn and interact with their peers.
This practical book describes the characteristics of specific disorders, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified, Rett syndrome, and Asperger syndrome. Other topics include:
- Overview of effective interventions
- Creating quality educational programs and collaborating with parents
- Strategies for classroom management, communication development, and social skills
- Characteristics, learning styles, and intervention strategies
- Behavior and discipline issues
- Facilitating inclusion
- Specific instructional approaches
- Behavioral, skill-based, and physiologically based intervention models
- Assistive technology options
- Support services for transition from high school to adult life
Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders addresses the most significant, everyday challenges that general and special education teachers face in reaching students with ASD.
The authors include a complete glossary of terms, plus guidelines for academic instruction, behavioral interventions, classroom accommodations, placement options, assessments, and transition services for students with LD.
Transition Services in Special Education: A Practical Approach provides teachers with a comprehensive and practical guide to helping their students as they prepare to leave the world of special education. This book includes procedures, laws, school responsibilities, organizations, forms, legal requirements, parent's responsibilities, state and government agencies, and anything else that a would ever need to help ease them through this challenging and often confusing process. Teachers working with children with special needs.
An ideal step-by-step reference for instructors who have not had specific training in assessing students with special needs, Understanding Assessment in the Special Education Process helps educators make the most effective use of available assessment options.
Written by legal and education experts and aligned with the reauthorization of IDEA 2004, this practical resource provides a step-by-step plan for creating, writing, and evaluating IEPs.
This easy-to-use manual is an essential resource for classroom teachers and an extremely useful reference for special educators, school psychologists, resource teachers, and administrators. It provides over 500 classroom-tested, teacher-friendly tips for helping special education students succeed in school as they face academic, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. The authors also include guidelines for developing positive relationships with parents and for conducting effective parent-teacher conferences. Each chapter focuses on one of the following special needs areas: Learning Disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Emotional Disabilities, Speech and Language Disorders, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments, Orthopedic and Other Health Impairments, Traumatic Brain Injury, Developmental Disabilities, Pervasive Developmental Disorders/Autism, and Giftedness.
Why Liberal Thinking Changed America: The Evolution of Justice in Our Nation's History was written for two reasons. First, it was written to help give support and courage to those people with a liberal mind-set and to embolden them to step forward for a good cause, and to fight for justice, as our forefathers did. Second, it was written to summarize, for those who will listen, that it was the liberal-minded person who always took up the cause for justice. It is never an easy road to make major changes for the sake of justice in any country and most times there are very powerful conservative thinkers who will stand in the way of justice. How difficult is it to convince those who oppose such just movements to reverse themselves and support these just movements? What you will learn from Why Liberal Thinking Changed America: The Evolution of Justice in Our Nation's History: ? The greatest movements in American history, such as The American Revolution, Child Labor Laws, Integration of Major League Baseball, A Woman's Right to Vote, and many others ? Overview of Each Movement ? How Each Movement Began ? Liberal Thinking Behind Each Movement-Who Sought Changes to Overcome this Injustice? ? Conservative Thinking Against the Movement-Who Wanted to Keep the Status Quo? ? How the Movement was Won Through Liberal Thinking ? Commentary We, the authors, feel that the United States of America is the single greatest nation in the history of mankind. We believe that the principles of the American Constitution make it the beacon of democracy for others to follow and emulate.
Designed for working with students in grades K-5, this practical manual helps educators understand the underlying psychological issues that often contribute to academic, behavioral, or social dysfunction in the classroom. It addresses over 90 common problems or concerns that teachers observe on a daily basis, such as teasing, bullying, laziness, cheating, fighting, daydreaming, lying, shyness, clowning, procrastination, tattling, irresponsibility, test failure, and lack of friends. Individual problems are discussed and analyzed from the perspective of eight different areas: Academic, Environmental, Intellectual, Linguistic, Medical, Perceptual, Psychological, and Social. Possible causes for each difficulty and practical, step-by-step suggestions for interventions are described.
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