"ADDitutde: ""As a writer and educational specialist who has learning disorders, I found this book indispensable. Don’t go to a school meeting without it!""
Special Education Law Blog (http://specialedlaw.blogs.com): ""A Parent's Guide to Special Education…represents itself as an ‘insider's’ guide to the system. I am happy to report that the book lives up to this claim especially regarding the process of psychological testing…. This book tackles those issues in a readable way without oversimplification. The graphics and illustrations are clear and the needed concepts are well covered. The book also has many pointers for more effective advocacy. I certainly recommend this book to parents, and even to other attorneys and advocates, to assist in the process of effective advocacy."""
“This is one book that all parents should have in their personal library to better understand special education.”
"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 guidance to parents and their children -- as well as to teachers, counselors, and administrators -- on issues including:
* diagnosis and awareness * special education laws * eligibility issues and requirements * programs * parenting issues * communication between parents and schools * and much more
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."