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Legal Aspects of Special Education : A Practitioner's Guide

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For every course in Special Education Law and Education Law, or as a perfect supplement to any Educational Administration course, Legal Aspects of Special Education was written by a practitioner to help teachers, administrators, and advocates understand special education law in everyday language-- without excessive legalese or extraneous case law. Different in many ways from other special education law texts on the market, all of the elements of this text are intended to help its students obtain the most critical information about special education law and how it is applied in the real world. Some unique features include: a fascinating opening interview and then epilogue with Joe Ballard, a pioneer of the IDEA movement; a discussion of Response-to-Intervention (RTI) and the implication of IDEA 2004 for school districts; and a discussion of the history of special education and its link to the Civil Rights Movement.Additionally, the book provides case studies and application questions, critical thinking questions, the most current information on the laws including No Child Left Behind and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004, and a discussion of major trends changing the laws, including that of autism.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, 1 map
  • 0131173464
  • 9780131173460

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Legal Aspects of Special Education was written by a practitioner to help teachers, administrators, and advocates understand special education law in everyday language- without excessive legalese or extraneous case law. Different in many ways from other special education law texts on the market, all of the elements of this text are intended to help its students obtain the most critical information about special education law and how it is applied in the real world. Readers will find both the opening interview with Joe Ballard, a pioneer of the IDEA movement, and the discussion of the history of special education and its link to the Civil Rights Movement-both fascinating features. Additionally, the book provides case studies and application questions, critical thinking questions, the most current information on the laws including No Child Left Behind and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004, a discussion of Response-to-Intervention (RTI) and the implication of IDEA 2004 for school districts, and the major trends changing the laws including that of autism. Whether you're considering a text for a course in Special Education Law, Education Law, or Educational Administration, Hulett's Legal Aspects of Special Education will be the perfect resource for instructors and students alike. Special Elements of this text include: A unique in-depth interview with B. Joseph Ballard-one of the foremost influential policy experts in the writing and passage of the original IDEA, signed in 1975. In-depth treatment of the laws affecting educators today, specifically the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act of 2004-providing readers with the most pertinent information on how both laws affect and work in the school system. The unique history and background of special education law and its relatedness to the Civil Rights Movement-equips students with the knowledge of the true intent of the law and its place in history. New, major trends in the field of special education law-such as Autism and Response-to-Intervention (RTI). "Facts at a Glance" featured at the beginning of every chapter-serves as a quick reference guide for readers throughout the text and focuses students on the most important content in the chapter ahead. Case Studies and Application Questions featured in almost every chapter-provide authentic examples of special education law and represent typical problems faced in schools today. Critical Thinking Questions at the end of every chapter-enable readers to think deeply beyond the content at hand and to critically analyze important legal issues in relation to special education.show more

Table of contents

1. The Basics of Law Constitutional Law Statutory Law Regulatory Law Case Law 2. History and Advocacy The Birth of a Field The Civil War Amendments The Civil Rights Movements Advocacy Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens v. Pennsylvania (1972) Mills v. Board of Education of the District of Columbia (1972) The Pinnacle of Special Education Advocacy 3. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Structure of the IDEA Evolution of the Law Special Education The Six Pillars of IDEA The IEP Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Appropriate Evaluation Parent and Teacher Participation Procedural Safeguards Confidentiality of Information Transition Services Discipline Enforcement 4. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Discrimination Under Section 504 FAPE LRE Accommodations Eligibility for Services Evaluation Placement Health and Medical Issues Enforcement Funding Discipline 5. The Americans with Disabilities Act Purpose of the Act Definition of a Disability Structure of the Act Effective Dates Title I: Employment Title II: Public Services Title III: Public Accommodations Title IV: Telecommunications Title V: Miscellaneous Provisions Evaluation 6. IDEA 2004 Meets No Child Left Behind Highly Qualified Teachers Accountability Assessments 7. Free and Appropriate Public Education Federal Requirements Understanding FAPE The Rowley Decision Post-Rowley Decisions Procedural Errors Service Delivery Models Autism Financial Considerations School-Based Measures to Determine if FAPE is Achieved 8. Least Restrictive Environment Federal Definition of LRE Intent and Purpose of the LRE Requirement Terminology Zero Reject Determining the LRE Litigation Roncker v. Walter (1983) Daniel R. R. v. State Board of Education (1989) Sacramento City Unified School District v. Rachel H. by Holland (1994) Hartmann v. Loudoun County Board of Education (1998) LRE and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 9. Evaluation and Assessment The Evaluation Process Issues of the Traditional Model of Assessment The Contemporary Model of Assessment Response-to-Intervention (RTI) Monitoring Progress and Accountability in Education Eligible Children Inter-connection of the Eligibility Decision Making Process 10. The Individualized Education Program Intent of the IEP Common Issues and Litigation The 2004 IDEA Amendments and the IEP The IEP The Function of the IEP the IEP Team IEP Development: Components of the IEP Component 1: The Present Level of Performance Component 2: Annual Goals Component 3: Reporting of Student Progress Component 4: Accommodations, Modifications, and Support Services Component 5: Least Restrictive Environment and Related Services Component 6: Participation in State and Districtwide Assessments Component 7: Frequency and Duration of Services Component 8: Transition Services Documentation of Participation, Consent and Prior Notice Additional Components of the IEP Program Planning 11. Procedural Safeguards The Right to Be Notified The Right to Dissent The Right to be Fully Informed The Right to a Surrogate The Right to Non-Adversarial Conflict Resolution The Right to a Hearing Burden of Proof The Right to a Qualified and Impartial Hearing Officer The Right to Appeal The Right to Reimbursement Discipline Baseline Considerations The 10-Day Suspension The Guarantee of FAPE Authority for Change and Placement Manifestation Determination Appeal: Dissent, Hearing, Decision What Did the LEA Know? Law Enforcement Epilogue Future Implicationsshow more

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