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100 Frequently Asked Questions About the Special Education Process
A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators



© 2007 | 136 pages | Corwin

"This book will make a great contribution to special education."
—Colleen Winkler, Gifted & Talented Education Teacher
Riverdale High School, Jefferson, LA

"As a general education teacher, I find that this book provides a concrete explanation of complex terms."
—Kaycee Taylor, Social Studies Teacher
Bainbridge Island High School, WA

Special education "nuts and bolts" questions that you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

Attempting to understand the complex state and federal laws, regulations, and policies affecting special education programs can be a daunting task for any educator. In this practical, jargon-free text, Roger Pierangelo and George Giuliani use their combined expertise in special education and the law to explain key concepts and present clear answers to commonly asked questions about disabilities and education.

Ideal for K–12 special education teachers, general education teachers, and education stakeholders, 100 Frequently Asked Questions About Special Education makes an often complex subject understandable to novice teachers and veteran teachers who have not taught students with special needs.

Written in a concise question-and-answer format, this practical guide includes an easily accessible glossary of terms and provides basic information about:

  • The prereferral process
  • Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
  • Eligibility for special education
  • Procedural safeguards, a component of the IDEA Act of 2004
  • Annual reviews and evaluations
  • Transitions from school to adult life

Appropriate for both educators and parents, this reader-friendly guidebook gives adults a working knowledge of the special education process and enhances their skills for helping students reach their full potential.

 
Preface
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction: Understanding Special Education Jargon
 
Steps in the Special Education Process
 
1. Step I: The Pre-Referral Process
 
2. Step II: Initial Referral for Special Education Services
 
3. Step III: The Individual Evaluation Process for Special Education
 
4. Step IV: Eligibility for Special Education
 
5. Step V: Procedural Safeguards Under IDEA
 
6. Step VI: IEP Development
 
7. Step VII: Annual Review
 
8. Step VIII: The Triennial Evaluation
 
9. Step IX: Transitional Services From School Age to Adult Life
 
Glossary
 
References and Suggested Readings
 
Index

"This book will make a great contribution to special education."

Colleen Winkler, Gifted & Talented Education Teacher
Riverdale High School, Jefferson, LA

"As a non-special education teacher, I find that this book provides a concrete explanation of complex terms."

Kaycee Taylor, Social Studies Teacher
Bainbridge Island High School, WA
Key features
  • Written by educators, one also an attorney, provides clear answers in a practical, jargon-free, Q&A format
  • Provides relevant information about the pre-referral process, individual education programs (IEP), eligibility for special education, procedural safeguards, annual reviews and evaluations, as well as the most frequently asked questions about transitioning students from school into adult life
  • A glossary of terms helps clarify the complex language of special education

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