Friday, October 14, 2016

Your Classroom Guide to Special Education Law

Your Classroom Guide to Special Education Law has 176 pages of  jargon-free information on the basic principles and laws that govern education. Written by a professor who teaches courses on special education law, emotional and behavior disorders, and diverse learners, this book offers teachers a quick guide to turn to when heavy legal tomes are too much.

The book begins by discussing important laws such as Section 504 and IDEA 2004, defining disability, and the legal responsibilities of IEP team members. It goes on to discuss the parent-educator partnership and creating a collaborative academic team. Basic principles of an IEP covered along with the important aspect of teachers supervising and protecting students from harm while in their care. Documentation and the rules of record keeping are highlighted in addition to using a team approach when making decisions. Critical court cases are used to provide insight into how to interpret the law and each chapter includes two court cases to show the difference between exemplary practices as opposed to common mistakes that are sometimes made.

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