Complete Guide to Special Education Transition Services : Ready-To-Use Help and Materials for Successful Transitions from School to Adulthood by Roger Peirangelo, Rochelle Crane, Roger, Ph.D. Pierangelo; Center for Applied Research in Education, 1998. This comprehensive resource gives teachers, counselors and parents a wealth of practical information and suggestions for helping special students make a successful transition from high school to further education or work - a supportive function recently mandated by new federal and state laws. Written by a veteran school psychologist and a social worker, the Guide covers procedures, current laws, school responsibilities, available support services within the school and community, legal requirements, forms, parents' responsibilities, rights, and anything else necessary to ease students through the transitional process.
Teaching the Tiger : A Handbook for Individuals Involved in the Education of Students With Attention Deficit Disorders, Tourette Syndrome or Obsessive Complusive Disorder by Marilyn P., Ph.D. Dornbush, Sheryl K. Pruitt; Hope Press, 1995. "The best practical reference book for educators who work with students with Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, and/or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder" says one reviewer.
Special Educator's Complete Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests by Roger Pierangelo, George A. Giuliani; Center for Applied Research in Education, 1999. Baffled by the numbers in your child's evaluation? What about the acronyms - WISC, WIAT, TOWL, GORT, PPVT, WRAT. The Special Educator's Complete Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests is an excellent reference to the tests commonly used to diagnose disabilities from early childhood through adolescence.
The I.E.P. Primer and the Individualized Progrm - 1997 edition by Beverly School, and Arlene Cooper. American Therapy Publications, 1997. Specific guidelines are presented for developing individualized education plans.
Making School Inclusion Work : A Guide to Everyday Practices by Katie Blenk, Doris Landau Fine (Contributor); Brookline Books, 1997. A practical 'how-to' guide that defines true inclusion in classrooms and explains the restrictions and how to educate a diverse student body.
Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In by Stephen Nowicki, Marshall P. Duke; Peachtree Pub Ltd, 1992. Clinical psychologists Nowicki and Duke show parents and teachers how to simply assess the extent of a child's dyssemia, provide exercises for correcting their problems, and offer guidance for seeking professional assistance.
Disability and the Dilemmas of Education and Justice by Carol Christensen (Editor), Fazal Rizvi (Editor); Open Univ Press, 1996. Debates about the education of people with disabilities are fundamentally moral and political, linked to concerns of justice. Compassion, care and equality have been central themes. Yet the field of special education is largely devoid of any explicit treatment of the ways in which educational justice might be understood. The essays in this book address issues of educational justice as they relate to people with disabilities. They suggest the need to move beyond deficit conceptions of difference and equality of access, articulated in the language of service delivery based on professional care and compassion, to a politics of recognition embedded within a framework of rights and empowerment.
A Family's Guide to the Individualized Family Service Plan by Juliann J. Woods Cripe, Juli Graffeo; Paul H Brookes, 1995. A booklet/video package for families of infants and toddlers with special needs, outlining what they can expect from programs within a federally mandated individualized family service plan (IFSP). Shows parents how an IFSP plan is developed, and familiarizes them with elements of the process such as gathering assessment information, meetings, and transition planning.
How to Write an I E P by John Arena, Academic Therapy Pubications,1989.
The Iep Primer and the Individualized Program : Preschool Through Postsecondary Transition by Beverly A. School, Academic Therapy Pubications, 1992.
Practical Guide to Writing Goals and Objectives by Frances Steenburgen, Academic Therapy Pubications,1981.
Testing Students With Disabilities : Practical Strategies for Complying With District and State Requirements by Martha L. Thurlow, Judith L. Elliott, James E. Ysseldyke, Corwin Press, 1997.
The Pretenders : Gifted People Who Have Difficulty Learning by Barbara P. Guyer, High Tide Press, 1997. An estimated 25 million Americans struggle with learning disabilities. The Pretenders tells the stories of eight adults who have achieved success in their careers and in their daily lives by overcoming the incredible obstacles created by learning disabilities such as dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These profiles of intelligent, determined adults who have grown up unable to learn as easily as their peers are inspirational, engaging, and informative. The shame and heartache they experienced through having learning differences that no one understood will move and enlighten you. The Pretenders is a unique book in that it addresses the question of what happens to these people once they've grown up.
The Gifted Kids Survival Guide (For Ages 10 and Under) by Judy Galbraith, Free Spirit Publishers, 1984. Examines the problems of gifted and talented students and explains how they can make the best use of their educational opportunities, get along better with parents and friends, and better understand themselves.
Choosing Outcomes and Accommodations for Children : A Guide to Educational Planning for Students With Disabilities by Michael F. Giangreco, Chigee J. Cloninger, Virginia Salce Iverson, Paul H Brookes Publishers, 1997.
The Learning Disabilities Trap : How to Save Your Child from the Perils of Special Education by Harlow G. Unger, Contemporary Books,1997. Startlingly, one-third of schoolchildren labeled learning disabled are not. This concise, easy-to-read guide for parents clearly describes the difference between a learning disabled student and a student who may simply have "learning differences." Chapters include information on how to select the right school, determine if your child does have a critical learning disability, and deal with special education.
Steps to Independence : Teaching Everyday Skills to Children With Special Needs by Bruce L. Baker, Alan J. Brightman, Jan B. Blacher, Louis J. Heifetz; Paul H Brookes Publishing, 1997. Updated with additional teaching tips and an expanded section on behavior problem management, this friendly, accessible book brings you sample activities, case examples, skills inventories, and cartoon illustrations to make teaching - and learning - easier. You will also find a chapter devoted to computers that offers advice on using technology to enhance children's learning.
Creative Play Activities for Children With Disabilities : A Resource Book for Teachers and Parents by Lisa Rappaport Morris, Linda Schulz, Lisa Rappaport; Human Kinetics Publishers, 1989. Recommended by many parents as an excellent book of activities.
Parents' Complete Special-Education Guide : Tips, Techniques, and Materials for Helping Your Child Succeed in School and Life by Roger Pierangelo, Robert Jacoby; Center for Applied Research in Education, 1996. Step-by-step, it explains each phase of the child's educational development, from early childhood interventional and procedures for school-aged disabled youngsters, through how to work with the special education process, placement, individual education plans, and practical education law. Included are many specific suggestions and tools, such as forms, letters and checklists, to familiarize you with paperwork you may encounter or initiate.
Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children in Inclusive Settings by Ruth E. Cook, Annette Tessier, M. Diane Klein; Merrill Publishing Company, 1995. Balanced, comprehensive coverage translates current best practice into adoptions for mainstream classes, early intervention programs, home-based programs, and public preschools. Appropriate for two or four year programs.
Career Education : A Functional Life Skills Approach by Donn E. Brolin, Charles J. Kokaska; Prentice Hall Publishers, 1995. Based on the widely-used Life-Centered Career Education (LCCE) program, coverage focuses on twenty-two major competency areas that encompass daily living, personal/social, and occupational skills for secondary students and adults, including those who can benefit from community college programs. Practical teaching suggestions are woven throughout the material, and a step-by-step program is offered for implementing a school curriculum for teaching career and life skills.
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