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Author Siegel, Lawrence M., 1946- author.

Title Nolo's IEP guide : learning disabilities / by Attorney Lawrence M. Siegel.

Publication Info. Berkeley, California : Nolo, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  371.9 SIEGEL    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  371.9097 SIEGEL 2014    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  371.9097 S15N    Check Shelf
Edition 6th Edition.
Description 434 pages : illustrations, forms ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes index.
Summary "Children with learning disabilities have different needs than other kids in special education-- let Nolo's IEP Guide: Learning Disabilities help you make sure those needs are met. Learn how to: understand your child's rights, untangle eligibility rules and develop effective IEP goals" Provided by publisher.
Contents Your legal companion for IEPs -- 1. Introduction to special education : What is special education? ; What is an IEP? ; Being your child's advocate ; Getting help from others -- 2. Your child's rights under the IDEA : IDEA and state special education laws ; What IDEA requires ; Individualized education program ; Working with your school district -- 3. What Is a learning disability? : Legal definitions ; Scientific and professional definitions ; Does your child have a learning disability? ; Signs of a learning disability ; Learning disabilities and the IEP process ; Harassment -- 4. Getting started : First steps ; Obtain your child's school records ; Start an IEP binder ; Keep track of deadlines -- 5. Developing your child's IEP blueprint : Begin at the end: define your child's needs ; Preparing an IEP blueprint ; Other sources of information for the blueprint ; What's next? -- 6. Evaluations : When evaluations are done ; The evaluation plan ; Analyzing the tests ; Approving, rejecting, or changing the evaluation plan ; Reviewing the report ; Reevaluations ; Final evaluations -- 7. Eligibility : Eligibility requirements: generally ; Eligibility standards for children with learning disabilities ; Preparing for the IEP eligibility meeting ; Attending the eligibility meeting ; Joint IEP eligibility/program meeting ; If your child is not found eligible for special education -- 8. Gathering information and evidence : Analyze the school district's information ; Chart your child's progress ; Explore available school programs ; Find out about related services ; Compare your blueprint with the existing program and services ; Generate additional supporting information ; Independent evaluations --
9. Goals : Skill areas covered by goals ; Developing goals ; When to draft goals ; Writing effective goals -- 10. Preparing for the IEP meeting : Schedule the IEP meeting ; The IEP meeting agenda ; Organize your materials ; Draft your child's IEP program ; Establish who will attend the IEP meeting ; Final preparation -- 11. The IEP meeting : Getting started ; Simple rules for a successful IEP meeting ; Become familiar with your school's IEP form ; Writing the IEP plan ; Sign the IEP document ; Parent addendum page -- 12. Resolving IEP disputes through due process : Before due process: informal negotiations ; Typical due process disputes ; When to pursue due process ; Who can file? ; Your child's status during due process ; Using a lawyer during due process ; How to begin due process ; Prepare for due process ; Mediation specifics ; Due process hearing ; Hearing decision and appeals -- 13. Filing a complaint : When to file a complaint ; Where to file a complaint ; What to include in a complaint ; What happends when you file a complaint -- 14. Lawyers and legal research : How a lawyer can help ; Do you need a lawyer? ; Finding an attorney ; How attorneys are paid ; Resolving problems with a lawyer ; Doing your own legal research ; Online legal research -- 15. Parent organizations : Join a parent organization ; Form a parent organization -- 16. How to use the companion page on : Using the forms from the companion page ; Editing RTFs ; List of forms.
Subject Individualized education programs -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Popular works.
Learning disabled children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- Popular works.
EDUCATION / Special Education / General.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Learning Disabilities.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General.
Individualized education programs -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst00970354
Learning disabled children -- Legal status, laws, etc. (OCoLC)fst00994963
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Added Title IEP guide
Learning disabilities
Nolo's individualized education program guide
Individualized education program guide
ISBN 9781413320404 (paperback)
1413320406 (paperback)
9781413320411 (epub ebook)
1413320414 (epub ebook)
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