Serving Students with Special Needs

Author: Tom E. C. Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317817451
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Serving Students with Special Needs provides administrators with essential knowledge about the requirements for special education services, as well as practical steps to ensure legal compliance and appropriate services for students with special needs. Each chapter includes basic information followed by specific suggestions or steps. This brief, easily applied, and highly practical guide covers: Instruction, including differentiated instruction and universal design for learning Assessment, including accommodations and modifications and response to intervention (RTI) Developing multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) Student progress monitoring and using large data sets to inform decision making Mediation, due process hearings, and litigation Systems management and positive behavioral intervention supports (PBIS) Scenarios are presented along with suggested responses and solutions. Serving Students with Special Needs has been specifically developed to provide administrators with practical suggestions to quickly and effectively implement appropriate special education practices.

A Teacher s Guide to Special Education

Author: David F. Bateman
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622047
Format: PDF, Docs
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Despite the prevalence of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, few teachers receive training on how to meet these students’ needs or how to navigate the legally mandated processes enumerated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). What is their role? What are their responsibilities? What are the roles and rights of parents? And what must all teachers do to ensure that students with disabilities and other special needs receive the quality education they’re entitled to? In this practical reference, David F. Bateman—bestselling author of A Principal’s Guide to Special Education—and special education administrator Jenifer L. Cline clarify what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provide a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom. Topics covered include * The pre-referral, referral, and evaluation processes * Individualized education programs (IEPs) and the parties involved * Accommodations for students who do not quality for special education, including those covered by Section 504 * Transition from preK to K–12 and from high school to postschool life * Classroom management and student behavior * Educational frameworks, instructional strategies, and service delivery options * Assessment, grades, graduation, and diplomas The breadth of coverage in this book, along with its practical examples, action steps, and appendixes covering key terms and definitions will provide the foundation all K–12 teachers need to successfully instruct and support students receiving special education services. It’s an indispensable resource for every general education classroom.

Creative Scheduling for Diverse Populations in Middle and High School

Author: Elliot Y. Merenbloom
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283583
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Diverse needs, streamlined schedule—find out how with this all-in-one resource! How can each school day be inclusive for all learners, while making the most of limited time and resources? Help has arrived with this latest book from school-scheduling gurus Elliot Merenbloom and Barbara Kalina. You'll find: Best practices for program-specific scheduling, including RTI, credit recovery, special education, second language learning, career-technical education, work-study, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate Guidance on scheduling that supports small learning communities, teacher collaboration, and other activities crucial to meeting diverse learning needs User-friendly templates and a professional development Q&A for every chapter

When Treating All the Kids the SAME Is the REAL Problem

Author: Kendra Johnson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452286957
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Empowered solutions to close the achievement gap start here! This original, solution-oriented guide for school leaders helps to serve children of color, children from low-income families, and other marginalized student groups. Practical implementation strategies and tools assist school leaders to methodically tackle the challenges of equity-driven reform and: Understand the root cause of the racial-achievement gap Take concrete actions to transform the educational process Use daily, real-time data to determine effective teaching and learning practices Includes reflective-discussion questions and case studies. Accelerate the achievement of underserved students with this transformative book!

Administering Special Education Programs

Author: Roberta Weaver
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780897898706
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is designed to augment current educational administration preparation programs. It provides information absent from the textbooks most widely used in the preparation of general education administrators. Topics covered include: legal issues, the nature of diverse students, curriculum considerations, resource utilization, administration of programs and services, collaboration-based leadership, and a parental perspective on teaming. Case studies related to issues raised in chapters provide opportunity for problem solving and reflective thinking.

Learning Driven Schools

Author: Barry Beers
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416617957
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Many teachers are trained to approach their work with a set of teaching strategies and lessons that changes little over time. Because they are focused on how they teach, rather than on how their students learn, they use the same techniques day after day, making no adjustments for students' different learning needs. In Learning-Driven Schools: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Principals, Barry Beers shows how teachers can plan, teach, and assess for student learning--and how principals can support teachers in their efforts. The book includes * An overview of the research on knowledge retention; * Real-life samples of lesson plans that address state and local standards; * Strategies on accurately assessing student learning; * Advice for teachers on addressing the needs of struggling, intermediate, and advanced students at the same time; and * Advice for administrators on conducting effective classroom observations. A rallying cry and how-to guide rolled into one, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone passionate about learning. Having served as a veteran teacher and principal himself, Barry Beers brings his own experience and understanding to bear on the essential task of ensuring that student learning remains the clear focus of our schools.

A Principal s Guide to Special Education 3rd Edition

Author: David F. Bateman
Publisher: Council For Exceptional Children
ISBN: 0865864799
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Accommodations in Higher Education Under the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA

Author: Michael Gordon (Ph. D.)
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572303232
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This practical manual offers essential information and guidance for anyone involved with ADA issues in higher education settings. Fundamental principles and actual clinical and administrative procedures are outlined for evaluating, documenting, and accommodating a wide range of mental and physical impairments. Contributors draw upon extensive hands-on experience with managing ADA issues to supply helpful diagnostic roadmaps, sample reports, and resource listings. Cutting through the morass of confusion surrounding current disability mandates, this book fills a vital need for mental health clinicians, learning disabilities and rehabilitation specialists, administrators in postsecondary institutions and testing organizations, and legal professionals.

Including Families of Children with Special Needs

Author: Carrie Scott Banks
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 1555707912
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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More than 6.5 million children in the US receive special education services; in any given community, approximately one child out of every six will get speech therapy, go to counseling, attend classes exclusively with other children with disabilities, or receive some other service that allows him or her to learn. This new revised edition is a step-by-step guide to serving children and youth with disabilities as well as the family members, caregivers, and other people involved in their lives. The authors show how staff can enable full use of the library’s resources by integrating the methods of educators, medical and psychological therapists, social workers, librarians, parents, and other caregivers. Widening the scope to address the needs of teens as well as preschool and school-age children, this edition also discusses the needs of Spanish-speaking children with disabilities and their families, looking at cultural competency as well as Spanish-language resources. Enhanced with checklists, stories based on real experiences, descriptions of model programs and resources, and an overview of appropriate internet sites and services, this how-to gives thorough consideration to Partnering and collaborating with parents and other professionals Developing special collections and resources Assessing competencies and skills Principles underlying family-centered services and resource-based practices The interrelationship of early intervention, special education, and library service This manual will prove valuable not only to children’s services librarians, outreach librarians, and library administrators, but also early intervention and family support professionals, early childhood and special educators, childcare workers, daycare and after school program providers, and policymakers.

Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom

Author: Tracey E. Hall
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462506313
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Clearly written and well organized, this book shows how to apply the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) across all subject areas and grade levels. The editors and contributors describe practical ways to develop classroom goals, assessments, materials, and methods that use UDL to meet the needs of all learners. Specific teaching ideas are presented for reading, writing, science, mathematics, history, and the arts, including detailed examples and troubleshooting tips. Particular attention is given to how UDL can inform effective, innovative uses of technology in the inclusive classroom. Subject Areas/Keywords: assessments, classrooms, content areas, curriculum design, digital media, educational technology, elementary, inclusion, instruction, learning disabilities, literacy, schools, secondary, special education, supports, teaching methods, UDL, universal design Audience: General and special educators in grades K-8, literacy specialists, school psychologists, administrators, teacher educators, and graduate students"--