Ms. Dome has condensed much of her expertise of student-related matters including suspensions, expulsions, disciplinary investigations and student searches, subpoenas, bullying prevention, and providing safe, welcoming schools for transgender youth, into a concise, well-written guide for school administrators. This book is an excellent resource that can help school administrators navigate through many of the difficult, high stakes situations that occur in schools and for which they often receive little or no training while going through an administrative credentialing program. This practical guide is a must-have!"
Provides educators with legal guidelines for appropriate disciplinary action that will not violate the rights of students with disabilities.
Over 2 Million Positive Discipline Books Sold! A Positive Approach To Helping Children With Special Needs Realize Their Potential Every child deserves to lead a happy and fulfilling life. For parents and teachers of children with special needs, helping their child to not only negotiate daily challenges, but to live fulfilling, meaningful lives, can be the most difficult challenge they will face. Over the years, millions of parents and teachers have come to trust Jane Nelsen’s classic Positive Discipline series for its consistent, commonsense approach to childrearing. Now, the bestselling series addresses the specific challenges that parents and teachers of children with special needs face, and offers them straightforward advice for supporting them in positive ways. In these pages are practical solutions to challenges such as: Learning to look beyond diagnostic labels ● Believing in each child's potential regardless of his/her stage of development ● Helping children integrate socially and interact with their peers ● Coping with the frustration that inevitably occurs when a child is being difficult ● Strengthening a child’s sense of belonging and significance ● And Many More! Use this book to answer such questions as: • How do you accommodate a disability, while still teaching a child to try their best? • How do you help a child cope with anger they may have trouble expressing, especially when that anger may on some level be justified? • How do you teach a child who may struggle with seemingly straight forward tasks to contribute to the world around them in a way that will be meaningful to them? “If you are raising or teaching a child with special needs, this book is a must-read. As the mother of a child with autism, my hopes and dreams for my son were no different than those of other parents. I wanted a parenting approach that helped my child grow up to be self confident, happy, and prepared for success in relationships, work, and life. I also needed practical, effective methods for addressing the significant, challenging behaviors I faced on a daily basis. Finally, in this amazing book, I found both….Thank you, thank you, thank you to the authors of this groundbreaking book.” - Rachel Fink Parks, MS, PCC From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is the federal law, which defines within its provisions, the way students are disciplined in school. Schools must follow the procedures as set forth by these statutes. Decisions made by the administrator and/or the IEP team regarding the disposition of the student must meet the guidelines as set forth by IDEA and the state administrative code for that particular state. Because discipline has long been an important concern of administrators, teachers, and parents, it is not surprising that courts and legislators have addressed issues regarding the use of disciplinary procedures with students in public schools. In fact, the law has been an important force in the development of how we use discipline in public schools. Understanding the legal restraints and requirements that guide school personnel when disciplining students is important for teachers and administrators. Through the analysis of court cases, this study provides insight into the legal issues, outcomes, trends, and guidelines before the courts in the area of special education discipline and informs education leaders to help them make prudent decisions. This qualitative, descriptive study involves 132 court cases identified through West's Education Law Digest and West's Education Law Reporter over a 37-year time period from 1975-2011. Cases are analyzed using the format outlined by Starsky and Wernet in their book, Case Analysis and Fundamentals of Legal Writing, 4th Edition, and are divided into 10 issues: Placement, FAPE, Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies, Stay-Put, Suspension, Seclusion/Restraint, Manifestation, Expulsion, Corporal Punishment, and Due Process Hearing. From the research, 16 guidelines are established in order to help enlighten educators regarding special education discipline. It is the author's hope that these guidelines will foster an understanding of the critical need for school administrators to be aware of the law with respect to disciplining students with disabilities.
Special Education Law, Fifth Edition provides a comprehensive, and student-friendly overview of the major federal laws—and judicial interpretations of those laws—that apply to the education of children with special needs. Laura Rothstein and Scott F. Johnson thoroughly present the most up-to-date information on special education statutes, regulations, and judicial interpretations, including substantial changes in the interpretation of the legistlation. The text helps students understand what the law requires so that they can develop policies and make decisions that comply with these laws.
To any professional concerned with exceptional children, it would be the greatest understatement to say that the courts and legislatures have had a tremendous impact on the field of speeial education. Especially in the last decade, a flood of litigation filed to develop and define the right to education of previously unserved handicapped children has left no special education teacher, school adminis trator, nurse, educational psychologist, or pediatrician unaffected-either be cause these professionals are daily called upon to help children, or because they may come forward as witnesses on behalf of children who are the subjects of special education meetings, individualized education programs, placement hear ings, or judicial proceedings. Thus, for these people, questions regarding a student's legal rights are immediate and pervasive. This book developed out of the need to provide nonlegal professionals with a lawyer's view of the huge body of court cases and federal laws and regulations that affect their practice as well as their students and clients. An introductory chapter provides the historical basis of the current interface between law and special education. The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 and Sec tion 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and their regulations promulgated in 1977, are the major national laws in the field ~nd are therefore described in Chapters 2 and 3.
Professors Colker and Waterstone, and the eight contributors to discrete chapters of Special Education Advocacy, have collaborated to try to provide students and lawyers with the basic tools they need to be effective advocates in educational cases involving children with disabilities. Special Education Advocacy is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of special education advocates. By using examples and simulations based on real cases, the authors and contributors hope to illuminate the major principles that are important to successful advocacy on behalf of children with disabilities.
Describes how, by opening regular classes to hearing impaired students at the John H. Kinzie Elementary School, new principal James Burke began the efforts that helped the school overcome the racial conflicts and desegregation mandates that threatened its survival.
Children with and without disabilities are increasingly more challenging in schools. Current legislation has increased accountability for the education of all children which has forced schools across the nation to redesign instruction for all children regardless of educational placement. What Works in Special Education and for At-risk Learners focuses on the implementation of general education initiatives in programs and schools serving all students including those with mild to severe disabilities. The book will provide strategies for improving the educational environment. The book will also look at issues that impact all levels of the school system emphasizing that in order to make effective changes the vision and goal setting must begin with the Superintendent and extend to the building administrator, the classroom teacher, the student and parent.What Works in Special Education offers a critical look at the current educational system and its impact on students while offering specific strategies for teachers and administrators to change the school climate in order to effectively teach all children. This book provides a framework, procedures and specific tools for assessing and implementing systems and strategies at all levels (from Central Office to the Classroom) in order to ensure that all children general grow and learn. These strategies can be used by general and special educators based on a district or a schools need to change the environment in order to increase positive student outcomes for all children regardless of abilities or disabilities. Tools and strategies are provided to cover topics including 1) Creating effective teams using strategies that increase communication, 2) Building leadership capacity among staff members 3) Developing, implementing , monitoring viable curriculum 4) Assessing engaged learning in special education classrooms and 5) Assessing school and teacher level factors for quality of implementation. The primary focus of the book is to assist teachers and administrators at all levels of a school system in implementing general education initiatives such as RTI/PBIS, general education curriculum and other strategies in order to include and not exclude students with disabilities or at-risk learners.
Written by the Past-Presidents of the Education Law Association, this revised and comprehensive edition provides special education teachers and administrators with current information on every facet of special education law, including an in-depth explanation of the reauthorization of IDEA. This book covers IDEA, ADA, FAPE, 504, discipline, due process, IEPs, LRE, parental considerations, and public vs. private school considerations; takes a preventive approach to special education litigation; and focuses on federal and state interpretations of the law.
Loaded with updates, this newly revised second edition gives administrators all the tools they need to create a safe environment for both educators and students.
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.
Focusing on how educators can facilitate the development of self-control and responsibility in students, Successful Classroom Management and Discipline offers comprehensive yet concise coverage of the preventative aspects of classroom management, as well as a wide range of effective intervention strategies. In this Third Edition, authors Tom Savage and Martha K. Savage offer new and updated coverage of teacher stress, legal dimensions of management and discipline, teacher/family collaboration, and bullying. Key Features Features a two-part structure to pinpoint the key dimensions of classroom management: how to prevent classroom issues and how to respond to problems that arise Identifies a measurable goal for K–12 teachers: helping students to develop self-control and responsibility Addresses "teacher burnout" through practical application of stress management Describes bullying behaviors and teacher response, including a section on working with parents, a vital skill for avoiding and resolving serious problems Presents realistic case studies and "What Would You Do?" scenarios to demonstrate chapter concepts
Disability law can be complex and intimidating, so how can concerned parents use it to ensure their child with a disability receives the appropriate education they are legally entitled to? A Guide to Special Education Advocacy gives strategies for advocating for better provision of special education in schools. Despite the many services and accommodations that have been made for students with disabilities, such as the use of Braille or providing specialized education in a regular or special classroom, many children with disabilities do not get the services they need and are not placed in appropriate programs or settings. Because of this, the perception of disability often remains unchanged. Matthew Cohen's insightful manual gives a practical vision of how a parent or a professional can become an advocate to achieve a more inclusive and rewarding education for the child with a disability. This book will provide parents, people with disabilities, professionals and clinicians thinking about special education advocacy with an overview of current disability law and how it works, identifying practical ways for building positive and effective relationships with schools.
The inclusive schools movement has been around since the mid-1980s, yet many teachers find themselves ill-equipped to make the transition. This book offers information and guidance. It describes key strategies to assist the teacher in setting up a successful inclusive classroom.