The School Leader's Guide to Special Education
Special education is often a confusing and expensive consideration of running a school. You have IEPs and BIPs in place, but are they really working? Find a refresher on the key legal rights of students with disabilities along with methods for designing and implementing IEPs and BIPs that work, approaches to creating effective instruction and assessment practices, and opportunities for inclusion in the general education classroom.
- Study helpful explanations of terms related to special education.
- Use an extensive list of online resources to learn about the law, and find information and assistance from a variety of organizations.
- Consult an in-depth glossary for quick reference.
- Learn about changes made in the reauthorization of IDEA in 2004.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: The Principal's Role in the Special Education Process
Chapter 1: Understanding the Basic Rights of Students With Disabilities
Chapter 2: Determining Who Is Eligible for Special Education
Chapter 3: Developing and Implementing an Individualized Education Program
Chapter 4: Assessing and Teaching Students With Disabilities
Chapter 5: Discipline and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Chapter 6: Encouraging Parental Involvement
Conclusion: Final Thoughts for School Leaders
Appendix A: Online Resources
Appendix B: Summary of Significant Changes in IDEA 2004
- Council of Educators for Students With Disabilities: Resources
- National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities: IDEA—the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
- National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities: What It Means to Be Highly Qualified
- U.S. Department of Education: Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004
- U.S. Department of Education: Elementary & Secondary Education—No Child Left Behind Legislation and Policies
- Co-Teaching Connection
- Council for Exceptional Children
- National Autism Center
- National Center for Learning Disabilities
- National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities: Evidence for Education
- Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS)
- What Works Clearinghouse
- Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice
- National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities: Discipline, in Detail
- Project STAY: Behavior Intervention Plan
- Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
- U.S. Department of Education: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)