Discipline in Special Education

Author: Allan G. Osborne, Jr.
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412955106
Format: PDF
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Provides educators with legal guidelines for appropriate disciplinary action that will not violate the rights of students with disabilities.

Legal Issues Related to Special Education Discipline in Public Schools

Author: Thomas Alvin Howell
Publisher:
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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

Author: Laura Rothstein
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483322238
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Positive Discipline for Children with Special Needs

Author: Jane Nelsen
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307589838
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

DISPROPORTIONALITY IN EDUCATION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION

Author: Amity Lynn Noltemeyer
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398088020
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Given the burgeoning number of diverse students in our nation’s schools, coupled with the potentially negative outcomes and wasted resources associated with the misidentification of students for special education and excessive use of exclusionary discipline for specific subgroups of students, it is imperative that educational professionals understand and address the implications arising from disproportionality for children both with and without disabilities. This text contributes unique perspectives and up-to-date information, including advances and research that have emerged since the last of the extant books was published. Presented in three sections, the first considers disproportionality in special education identification, with chapters examining overrepresentation by ethnicity, gender, and language. The second section addresses disproportionality in discipline, specifically focusing on inequalities in school disciplinary actions and juvenile justice decisions based on ethnicity and gender. The final section provides readers with approaches for addressing disproportionality and creating more equitable learning environments now and in the future. The text encourages bidirectional and evolving relationships between the topics examined in each chapter with the historical framework presented. Because of the comprehensive nature of the topics covered in the book, it is an ideal “one-stop” reference for readers aiming to acquire a broad understanding of the key issues related to the topic. The book will appeal to a range of potential readers, including university students and practitioners in the fields of education, psychology, sociology, gender studies, ethnic studies, and criminal justice as well as lay-readers interested in issues of equality and/or education.

Special Education and the Law

Author: Allan G. Osborne, Jr.
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483303144
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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.

Comparative Studies in Special Education

Author: Kas Mazurek
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9781563680274
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Special Education Advocacy

Author: Ruth Colker
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327176105
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Special Education Law

Author: Steven S. Goldberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461592453
Format: PDF
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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.