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A Guide to Collaboration for IEP Teams

Author : Nicholas R. M. Martin
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Prsents information on designing and modifying individualized education programs for children with special needs.

American Book Publishing Record

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The Collaboration Guide for Early Career Educators

Author : Mary Susan Fishbaugh
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lasses and training programs can only prepare new teachers so much. This innovative book helps maximize retention by ensuring that first-year educators are ready for the "real world" of teaching. Through its discussion of modern teaching styles and atmospheres, teachers will discover the key to today's classrooms -- collaboration. They'll learn the importance of collaborating with others in the learning community, including other teachers, community agencies, and parents, to get professional support and help their students succeed. They'll also discover how to choose a mentor, develop a network of community contacts, work with paraeducators, and complete IEPs and fulfill other IDEA 1997 requirements. This is the ideal guide for helping new teachers make the most of their first years in the classroom.

The Special Educator s Guide to Collaboration

Author : Sharon F. Cramer
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Find case stories from up-to-date research, reflection activities, structured research and interview activities for developing collaboration skills.

The Art of Advocacy

Author : Charmaine Thaner
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Bringing Cookies to IEP Meetings Will Only Get You So Far! You've gone to IEP workshop after IEP workshop, searched for answers at conferences, done late night research on the internet, and yet you still have those guilty feelings that you're not doing a good enough job advocating for your child. It takes more than gathering records, giving factual information or reciting research and the law to be a successful advocate for your child. With clarity, honesty, and insights Charmaine Thaner shares how to be a more effective advocate for your own child. After reading The Art of Advocacy: A Parent's Guide to a Collaborative IEP Process, parents will know: * that certain finesse that is necessary when dealing with disagreements * how asking the right question will get you the right answer * the secrets to creative problem solving when the team has hit a roadblock Readers will also receive priceless bonuses: * a template for writing effective emails * lists of clarifying and probing questions to ask * step-by-step ways to creatively solve problems, and much more Charmaine gives examples of actual conversations and real scenarios to help you learn what to do and what not to do at special education meetings. Chapters include: 1) Conflict and Collaborative Advocacy; 2) How to Listen And Ask Questions With Genuine Curiosity; 3) How to Listen With Your Eyes; 4) Know What to Say When; 5) Building Authentic Relationships; 6) How to Use Collaborative Problem Solving; 7) The End is Really The Beginning. Each chapter is written so busy parents can get to the point quickly. When parents combine the art of advocacy with a collaborative way of solving problems there will be: * a positive difference in the tone of meetings * parent voices that are heard and understood, and * happier, safer, and more successful students in schools Read this book, practice what you'll learn, and gain the confidence to become an even more effective advocate for your child! Parents that have worked with Charmaine know her insights and strategies are invaluable when advocating for children with any type of disability.

Creating Effective IEPs

Author : Nancy Burton
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Creating Effective IEPs: A Guide to Developing, Writing, and Implementing Plans for Teachers is a brief primer on Individualized Education Plans that has been developed as a custom supplement for textbooks in Introduction to Education, Introduction to Inclusion, and SPED Teaching Strategies. The Individualized Education Plan is one of the most important parts of an exceptional child’s education – it is the document shared among teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals and parents that outlines the accommodations and strategies for educating a child with special needs. An effective IEP must be well-thought out, clearly defined, and embraced by all parties involved in a child’s education, including administrators and parents. This primer provides practical instruction for writing IEPs, leading IEP meetings, and implementing the goals in a classroom setting. Practical exercises and real-world appendices help make the material accessible for students preparing to enter the workforce.

The Truth About Special Education

Author : Robert Evert Cimera
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This easy-to-read book contains a step-by-step discussion of the special education process and has hundreds of additional resources for parents including professional organizations, support groups, and useful websites.

Home school Relations

Author : Glenn William Olsen
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Home-School Relations examines the contemporary family and its relationship to the school and provides educators practical advice for developing strong partnerships with their students' families. Supporting parents as full partners in education, this text stresses the need for educators to have positive working relationships with the students that they teach by understanding the families from which their students come. In addition to covering the traditional topics of ethnic families, change in families, and parent-teacher communication, Olsen, Fuller, and their contributors delve further into the issues facing families today. Looking at the effects of poverty, advocacy, the role of fathers, domestic violence, bullying, school violence on families, the authors offer practical techniques that give educators the tools to cope with the many factors affecting their students. Integrating diversity (cultural, racial, religious and sexual orientation) throughout the text, Home-School Relations is the best text available to prepare educators for all the forms of diversity they will encounter in the field. practical examples of building good home-school partnerships and fostering parent involvement.

Understanding Developing and Writing Effective IEPs

Author : Roger Pierangelo
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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.

A Survival Guide for New Special Educators

Author : Bonnie S. Billingsley
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What every special education teacher needs to know to survive and thrive A Survival Guide for New Special Educators provides relevant, practical information for new special education teachers across a broad range of topic areas. Drawing on the latest research on special educator effectiveness and retention, this comprehensive, go-to resource addresses the most pressing needs of novice instructors, resource teachers, and inclusion specialists. Offers research-based, classroom-tested strategies for working with a variety of special needs students Covers everything from preparing for the new school year to behavior management, customizing curriculum, creating effective IEPs, and more Billingsley and Brownell are noted experts in special educator training and support This highly practical book is filled with checklists, forms, and tools that special educators can use every day to help ensure that all special needs students get the rich, rewarding education they deserve.

Facilitating Group Communication in Context

Author : Lawrence R. Frey
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Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Author : Patricia A. Bober
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The IEP Checklist

Author : Kathleen G. Winterman
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Design effective IEPs that improve student outcomes" and" meet legal requirements.

A Principal s Guide to Special Education 3rd Edition

Author : David F. Bateman
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An essential handbook for educating students in the 21st century, since its initial publication A Principal's Guide to Special Education has provided guidance to school administrators seeking to meet the needs of students with disabilities. The third edition of this invaluable reference, updated in collaboration with and endorsed by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals and incorporating the perspectives of both teachers and principals, addresses such current issues as teacher accountability and evaluation, instructional leadership, collaborative teaching and learning communities, discipline procedures for students with disabilities, and responding to students' special education needs within a standards-based environment.

Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities

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A Teacher s Guide to Including Students with Disabilities in Regular Physical Education

Author : Martin E. Block
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Emphasizing the value of a collaborative team approach, this best-selling practical reference offers simple and creative strategies for meaningfully including children with disabilities in general physical education programs. Educators will find in-depth case examples, detailed assessment guidelines, specific suggestions for environmental and activity modification, and a straightforward discussion of the issues and challenges surrounding inclusion. This text is essential reading for physical education teachers, adapted physical educators, special educators, teachers in training, and parents.

Publish and Flourish

Author : Council for Exceptional Children
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This publication is designed to encourage more voices in general and special education by providing advice for all education professionals interested in reaching colleagues by publishing their work. It addresses publishing books, curricula, and other products, articles, and grant proposals. Specific chapters include: (1) "Catching the Writing Bug" (Festus E. Obiakor, Bob Alogozzine and Jean N. Boston); (2) "Professional Development Means Being Known for What You Do" (Bob Algozzine, Fred Spooner, and Anne M. Bauer); (3) "Expressing Diverse, Minority Scholar Voices" (Festus E. Obiakor and Bridgie Alexis Ford); (4) "Overcoming Challenges That Face Young Writers" (Mark B. Goor); (5) "Being Successful in the Academy" (Robert Rueda, Shariba Rivers Kyles, and Kofi Lomotey); (6) "Writing Books, Materials, and Other Professional Products" (Jean N. Boston and James R. Patton); (7) "Becoming a Successful Grant Proposal Writer" (Teresa Mehring and John O. Schwenn); (8) "Technology as a Tool Kit for Aspiring Writers" (Dave L. Edyburn and Kenneth A. Weaver); (9) "Working with Editors of Research Journals" (Martha Thurlow, Bob Algozzine, and Dave Edybum); (10) "Working with Editors of Practice-Oriented Journals" (Dave L. Edyburn, Fred Spooner, and bob Algozzine); and (11) "Professional Development Requires Continuous Improvement" (Bob Audette, Bob Algozzine, and Festus E. Obiakor). Appendices include lists of journals containing articles about children with exceptionalities and publishers of special education materials. (Chapters contain references.) (CR)

Consultation Collaboration and Teamwork for Students with Special Needs

Author : Peggy Dettmer
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Contains both background information and field-tested recommendations to help teachers, parents, administrators, and support personnel work together as collaborators and in teams. Part I presents material on context, with chapters on theory, research, and diversity, while chapters in Part II focus o

A Teacher s Guide to Including Students with Disabilities in General Physical Education

Author : Martin E. Block
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The comprehensive, bestselling guide to making inclusive physical education work for students of all ages—includes a wide range of low?cost adaptations, realistic case studies, and practical guidance on key issues like safety and behavior challenges

Collaborative Individualized Education Process

Author : Evie K. Gleckel
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This new book captures the authors' shared visions about the special education process, one that incorporates the spirit and requirements of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act and its reauthorizations. It gives the complex demands of the legislation form, function, and meaning so teams move through the special education process cooperatively, understanding what they are doing and why. The book is organized according to the stages of the RSVP Model to provide a systematic and comprehensive approach to implementing special education legislation meaningfully. Features: Think Abouts at the beginning of the chapter--serve as advanced organizers that preview the content covered and highlight key points. Figures to illustrate concepts presented. Toolboxes to prompt thinking and practice--through guideline questions, checklists, and examples of assessment and instructional approaches. Case Studies . Chapter Review: Focus and Decisions --recap the stage presented in the chapter, highlighting key questions and decision points. Apply and Learn --pose reflective questions at the end of the chapter to develop competence and thinking of presented concepts related to the stage.