When the School Says No...How to Get the Yes!

Securing Special Education Services for Your Child
Author: Vaughn Lauer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006649
Category: Education
Page: 328
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When planning a child's Individualized Education Program (IEP), it is vital that parents and educators are involved in collaborative decision making. This book offers parents of children with autism and other disabilities a unique way of approaching and tackling the problems that can arise relating to the provision of special education services. Taking a structured, cooperative approach to IEPs, the easily applicable six question process enables parents to determine the needs of their child and obtain the services required by asking key questions during IEP meetings. Explaining the approach through real life scenarios and issues, this book demonstrates how to achieve effective collaboration with school personnel, ensuring the child receives the appropriate and necessary educational program and services. Providing a practical, structured approach to IEP planning for parents and offering insight into the parental perspective for educators, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in IEP meetings.

Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child's Education


Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393285979
Category: Education
Page: 256
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A best-selling expert on education shows how to make the school system work for your child. Our K–12 school system is an artificial product of market forces. It isn’t a good fit for all—or even most—students. It prioritizes a single way of understanding the world over all others, pushes children into a rigid set of grades with little regard for individual maturity, and slaps “disability” labels over differences in learning style. Caught in this system, far too many young learners end up discouraged, disconnected, and unhappy. And when they struggle, school pressures parents, with overwhelming force, into “fixing” their children rather than questioning the system. With boldness, experience, and humor, Susan Wise Bauer turns conventional wisdom on its head: When a serious problem arises at school, the fault is more likely to lie with the school, or the educational system itself, than with the child. In five illuminating sections, Bauer teaches parents how to flex the K–12 system, rather than the child. She closely analyzes the traditional school structure, gives trenchant criticisms of its weaknesses, and offers a wealth of advice for parents of children whose difficulties may stem from struggling with learning differences, maturity differences, toxic classroom environments, and even from giftedness (not as much of a “gift” as you might think!). As the author of the classic book on home-schooling, The Well-Trained Mind, Bauer knows how children learn and how schools work. Her advice here is comprehensive and anecdotal, including material drawn from experience with her own four children and more than twenty years of educational consulting and university teaching. Rethinking School is a guide to one aspect of sane, humane parenting: negotiating the twelve-grade school system in a way that nurtures and protects your child’s mind, emotions, and spirit.

Take Charge of Treatment for Your Child with Asperger's (ASD)

Create a Personalized Guide to Success for Home, School, and the Community
Author: Cornelia Pelzer Elwood,D. Scott McLeod
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784502073
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 384
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Equipping you with the knowledge and tools to become an effective case manager for your child, this book provides straightforward, practical instructions to create a comprehensive guide to your child's unique ASD profile. The individualized guide will: - Provide information about your child's unique profile for anyone who needs it - Serve as a toolbox and teaching template for your child's teachers and support team, with effective strategies to use with him or her - Be an instruction booklet for your child, helping him or her to thrive at home, school and in the community - Act as a case management road map to help you support your child and collaborate with teachers and service providers. The book includes checklists and worksheets, which can also be accessed online, so that you can easily create a personalized guide for your child with autism aged 5-14.

Victory over Autism

Practical Steps and Wisdom toward Recovery for the Whole Family
Author: Mary Romaniec
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1634508459
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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Children are recovering from autism, as are their families. Children are recovering from autism, and yet the general public is largely unaware that this is even possible, let alone happening at astounding rates. While traditional medicine continues to be stymied on the causes and potential remedies, other physicians and proactive parents have partnered to become a progressive force for change. In Victory over Autism, Mary Romaniec takes the reader through the personal stages parents will experience when their child is first diagnosed with autism, and shows how to become part of the next generation of proactive parents who are making a difference in the well-being of their children and families. Romaniec explores the stages of grief associated with the diagnosis, followed by an examination of the winning attributes parents should—and will—possess or adopt as they strive toward the goal of better health and full recovery for their child. Victory over Autism includes personal accounts of overcoming the autism odds, looking out for all family members, and addressing marriage issues, and explores ways of getting the parent into the mind-set that a victory over autism is a realizable goal.

Dyslexia Advocate!

How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System
Author: Kelli Sandman-Hurley
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 178450274X
Category: Education
Page: 200
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This straightforward guide provides the essential information for parents and advocates to understand US law and get the right educational entitlements for a child with dyslexia. Using case studies and examples, this book demonstrates clearly how to apply the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to the unique requirements of a dyslexic child. It offers simple, intelligible help for parents on how to coordinate successfully with their child's school and achieve the right services and support for their dyslexic child; up to and beyond getting an effective Individual Education Plan (IEP). Dyslexia Advocate! is an invaluable tool for parents trying to negotiate a complex legal system in order to get the best outcome for their child. It is an essential guide for anyone who is considering acting as an advocate for a child with dyslexia.

Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable

A Family Grows Up with Autism
Author: Liane Kupferberg Carter
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 178450209X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
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How do you create an ordinary family life, while dealing with the extraordinary needs of an autistic child? Meet Mickey - charming, funny, compassionate, and autistic. In this unflinching portrait of family life, Liane Kupferberg Carter gives us a mother's insight into what really goes on in the two decades after diagnosis. From the double-blow of a subsequent epilepsy diagnosis, to bullying and Bar Mitzvahs, Mickey's struggles and triumphs along the road to adulthood are honestly detailed to show how one family learned to grow and thrive with autism.

Talking Book Topics


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Talking books
Page: N.A
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Wrightslaw

From Emotions to Advocacy : the Special Education Survival Guide
Author: Peter W. D. Wright,Pamela Darr Wright
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781892320094
Category: Education
Page: 311
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Aimed at parents of, and advocates for, special needs children, explains how to develop a relationship with a school, monitor a child's progress, understand relevant legislation, and document correspondence and conversations.

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan

A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning
Author: Ben Foss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0345541235
Category: Education
Page: 304
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The inventor of the Intel Reader shares inspirational ideas for accessing the tools and learning accommodations needed by dyslexic students in school and life, outlining a three-step strategy for skill building and advocacy while sharing advice on how to harness personal strengths to advance long-term goals.

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Why Kids--of All Ages--Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It
Author: David Walsh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074328920X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 314
View: 6602
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The bestselling author of "Why Do They Act That Way?" writes the book his readers have been asking him for: how and when to say no to kids and make it stick.

The Intuitive Parent

Why the Best Thing for Your Child Is You
Author: Stephen Camarata
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1591846137
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
View: 4469
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A leading child psychiatrist shows why it's best for parents to put down the flashcards and follow their instincts. Parents are constantly exposed to dubious claims and fads that create needless anxiety and stress, from the vaccine-autism scare to worthless products such as ?Baby Einstein” videos. Worse, they're often discouraged from doing things that have been proven to protect children, promote learning, and wire young brains for healthy development. Child development expert Stephen Camarata draws on research, case studies, and his own experiences to argue for a return to instinct-driven parenting. He shows why developmental milestones are misleading and the best things you can do to make sure your kid grows up functional are almost always simple activities such as playing ?peek-a-boo,” reading aloud, and talking to them. This is the true ?magic” that turns babies into intelligent, confident, curious adults. Camarata debunks a range of parenting myths and empowers parents to recognize irrational fears and incredible claims that increase worry, steal their cash, and generally diminish their enjoyment of the parenting process.

Learning Disabilities and the Law


Author: Peter S. Latham,Patricia Horan Latham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781883560119
Category: Law
Page: 305
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Galignani's Messenger

The Spirit of the English Journals. 1825,2
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Christian Register


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Wrightslaw

Special Education Law
Author: Peter W. D. Wright,Pamela Darr Wright
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781892320162
Category: Law
Page: 442
View: 2704
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Special Education law is confusing to parents, educators, advocates, and most attorneys. Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition provides a clear roadmap to the laws and how to get better services for all children with disabilities. Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition is an invaluale resource for parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys. you will refer to this book again and again.

Votes and Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly


Author: New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Assembly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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MAKING THE GRADE


Author: Tony Wagner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135957975
Category: Education
Page: 288
View: 5549
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This book provides a guide for a long-overdue public dialogue about why and how we need to reinvent our nation's schools. How has the world changed for our children; what do all students need to know in light of these changes; how do we hold students and schools accountable for results; what do good schools look like; and what must leaders do to create more of these schools? These are some of the questions that drive this book. The answers emerging to these questions may surprise many. The most successful public schools of the 21st century look a lot more like our 19th century village schools than our current factory model of schooling. This book describes these "new village schools" that have been created in the last decade and suggests that they are a prototype for the schools of the future.

Legislative Record of the ... Legislature of the State of Maine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Legislation
Page: N.A
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School Management


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Periodicals
Page: N.A
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The Collapse of Parenting

How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups
Author: Leonard Sax
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465073840
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
View: 7849
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In The Collapse of Parenting, physician, psychologist, and internationally acclaimed author Leonard Sax presents data documenting a dramatic decline in the achievement and psychological health of American children. Sax argues that rising levels of obesity, depression, and anxiety among young people—as well as the explosion in prescribing psychiatric medications to kids—can all be traced to parents letting their kids call the shots. Many parents are afraid of seeming too dictatorial and end up abdicating their authority rather than taking a stand with their own children. If kids refuse to eat anything green and demand pizza instead, some parents give in, inadvertently raising children who are more likely to become obese. If children are given smartphones and allowed to spend the bulk of their free time texting, playing video games, and surfing the Internet, they become increasingly reliant on peers and the media for guidance on how to live, rather than getting such guidance at home. And if they won't sit still in class or listen to adults, they're often prescribed medication, a quick fix that actually undermines their self-control. In short, Sax argues, parents are failing to prioritize the parent-child relationship and are allowing a child-peer dynamic to take precedence. The result is children who have no absolute standard of right and wrong, who lack discipline, and who look to their peers and the Internet for direction, instead of looking to their parents. But there is hope. Sax shows how parents can help their kids by reasserting their authority—by limiting time with screens, by encouraging better habits at the dinner table and at bedtime, and by teaching humility and perspective. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience as a family physician and psychologist, along with hundreds of interviews with children, parents, and teachers across the United States and around the world, Sax offers a blueprint parents can use to refresh and renew their relationships with their children to help their children thrive in an increasingly complicated world.