Special education in a legal context, including regulation through federal and state legislation, judicial decision and administrative process. Authority and legal responsibility of the special educator and the administration of the school district.
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How to advocate for your child's education. According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, 2.4 million children in the U.S. are diagnosed with learning disabilities - and these children have unique educational needs. While federal law entitles each of these children to an "appropriate" education, making sure teachers and school administrators are addressing a child's special needs and providing the proper services can feel like an uphill battle. This book will help guide you through your child's IEP process by explaining your child's rights and teaching you how to draft educational goals and objectives, research school programs and alternatives, prepare for IEP meetings, and resolve disputes with your school district. Learn how to : identify a learning disability understand your child's rights to education untangle eligibility rules and evaluations prepare and make your best case to school administrators develop IEP goals and advocate for their adoption, explore and choose the best programs and services. Nolo's IEP Guide: Learning Disabilities is written by an expert who's fought for kids for many years.