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Title:
Legal issues in special education : principles, policies, and practices
Author:
Brady, Kevin P, author.
ISBN:
9781138323292

9781138323308
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Physical Description:
xviii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents:
Introduction : Making the Case for Special Education Legal Literacy -- Historical Development of Laws Impacting Students with Disabilities -- Finding Special Education Legal Information in a Digital Age -- IDEA 2004 : Basic Structure and Major Principles -- Student Identification, Evaluation, and Eligibility -- The Individualized Education Program (IEP) -- Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) -- Related Services, Assistive Technology, and Student Transition Services -- Student Discipline -- Dispute Resolution : Alternatives to Litigation -- Legal Remedies Available under the IDEA -- Parental Involvement in the Special Education Decision-Making Process -- Eligibility and Legal Protections under Section 504 and the ADA.
Abstract:
"Legal Issues in Special Education provides teachers and school administrators with a clearly written, well organized, and understandable guide from the perspective of the practitioner without formal legal training. Even though over 50 percent of students with disabilities are now educated in general education classes, most teachers are not required to complete coursework in special education law and can unwittingly expose themselves and their schools to liability for violating the rights of students with disabilities. This practitioner's guide explicitly addresses the major issues and legal complexities educators inevitably face when dealing with special education legal and policy issues. Using case-based learning to synthesize important legal concepts and principles from leading special education legal cases, this text guides educators, administrators, and parents alike toward a thorough understanding of, and the ability to navigate, many of the current and pressing legal concerns in special education"-- Provided by publisher.