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Recommended Books

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The following are recommended books for parents and educators.

A Parent's Guide to Special Education
A Parent's Guide to Special Education
By: Linda Wilmshurst, Alan W. Brue

The term 'special education' encompasses dozens of learning challenges: developmental delay, learning and physical disabilities, emotional disturbance, retardation, language impairment, autism, and others. By nature of this diversity, navigating even well-run, well-funded special education programs can be daunting. A Parent's Guide to Special Education offers invaluable information and a positive vision of special education that will help them through a potentially overwhelming process. Filled with practical recommendations, sample forms, and enlightening examples, this is a priceless resource for helping every child learn.

Accommodations in Higher Education Under the ADA:  A No-Nonsense Guide for Clinicians, Educators, Administrators, and Lawyers
Accommodations in Higher Education Under the ADA: A No-Nonsense Guide for Clinicians, Educators, Administrators, and Lawyers
By: Michael Gordon (Editor), Shelby Keiser (Editor)

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.

Learning Disabilities, Literacy, and Adult Education
Learning Disabilities, Literacy, and Adult Education
By: Susan A. Vogel (Editor), Stephen Reder (Editor)

This book focuses on adults with severe learning disabilities (LD) and the educators who work with them. In this volume, experts in the fields of learning disabilities and adult literacy describe the characteristics, demographics, and educational and employment status of adults with LD and discuss the laws that protect them in the workplace and in educational settings. Combining cutting-edge research findings with firsthand instructional expertise, the authors examine the various screening procedures used to identify learning disabilities, present a range of instructional strategies and staff development programs for teaching literacy skills to adults, and showcase exemplary programs that assist adults with LD to find the right job and to be successful.

Learning Disabilities/ADHD and the Law in Higher Education and Employment
Learning Disabilities/ADHD and the Law in Higher Education and Employment
By: Peter Latham (Editor), Patricia H. Latham

This 2007 book covers key legal topics — Who is a person with a disability under the ADA and Rehabilitation Act? What accommodations are required? What documentation is necessary? How do the ADA and RA apply in higher education and in the workplace? What are the courts deciding? What about state law? How to advocate for your position?

Special Education Law
Special Education Law
By: Patricia H. Latham, Peter Latham , Myrna Mandlawitz

This text presents IDEA, other pertinent federal laws, and federal cases in a clear, well-organized manner in order to help educators understand and apply their knowledge in concrete situations. This practical book emphasizes students' understanding at a conceptual level rather than mere memorization of the detailed provisions of these laws. Educators are thereby prepared to adjust to future amendments to IDEA and other laws and to apply statutory provisions to specific situations. The four sections of the text address the Constitutional Frameworks of education laws, IDEA, RA and ADA, and other legal issues such as No Child Left Behind, tort liability, and high stakes testing.

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy
By: Peter W. D. Wright, Pamela Darr Wright

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, second edition will teach you how to plan, prepare, organize and get quality special education services. In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will learn your child's disability and educational needs, how to create a simple method for organizing your child’s file and devising a master plan for your child's special education. You will understand parent-school conflict, how to create paper trails and effective letter writing. This book includes dozens of worksheets, forms and sample letters that you can tailor to your needs

Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind
Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind
By: Peter W. D. Wright, Pamela Darr Wright , Suzanne Whitney Heath

Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind includes the full text of the No Child Left Behind Act with analysis, interpretation & commentary; advocacy strategies, tips, sample letters; and the No Child Left Behind CD-ROM of Publications & Resources.

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law
By: Peter W. D. Wright, Pamela Darr Wright

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition provides a clear roadmap to the laws and how to get better services for all children with disabilities. This Wrightslaw publication is an invaluable resource for parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys. You will refer to this book again and again.

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