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The Special Educator's Survival Guide, 2nd Edition

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The Special Educator's Survival Guide, 2nd Edition

Roger Pierangelo Ph.D.

ISBN: 978-1-118-42905-1 June 2012 Jossey-Bass 332 Pages

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Written for educators who work with special children and teens, this second edition of a best-selling classic offers a practical guide to every facet of the special education teacher’s job, from teaching in a self-contained classroom or resource room to serving on a multidisciplinary team. This easy-to-follow format, takes you step by step through the various stages required to understand the referral process, parent intakes and conferences, evaluation, interpretation, diagnosis, remediation, placement, individual education plans, classroom management, medication, educational law, and more.

About the Author iv

Acknowledgments v

Purpose of the Book vi

Part One: Introduction: Roles and Responsibilities

Chapter 1 What Do Special Education Teachers Do? 3

Chapter 2 Disability Classifications 5

Chapter 3 The Special Educator’s Responsibilities 9

Chapter 4 Roles in Special Education 13

Part Two: The Special Education Process

Chapter 5 Overview of the Special Education Process 23

Chapter 6 Identification of a Suspected Disability 25

Chapter 7 Assessment, Diagnosis, Classification, and Placement of a Child with a Suspected Disability 45

Sources of Referral 45

The Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) 45

The Written Referral 47

Obtaining Consent for Evaluation 50

The Assessment 51

Academic Evaluation

Language Evaluation

Psychological Evaluation

Perceptual Evaluation

Occupational Therapy Evaluation

Nonstandardized Forms of Assessment

Other Areas of Assessment

Understanding a Child’s Behavior During Assessment 60

The Educational Report 63

Second Child Study Team Meeting: Development of the Eligibility Presentation Packet 67

What You Need to Know If Asked to Be the Case Manager for a Presentation at the Eligibility Committee 67

Part Three: The Special Educator’s Role in the Special Education Process

Chapter 8 Reporting Formal Assessment Results to Parents 81

Chapter 9 Participating in the Eligibility Committee 83

Chapter 10 Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) 87

Chapter 11 Alternate Testing Modifications 91

Chapter 12 The Special Educator’s Role in the Annual Review Process 95

Chapter 13 The Special Educator’s Role in the Triennial Evaluation 97

Chapter 14 The Special Educator’s Role in Transition Services 101

What are Transition Services? 101

The Individualized Transitional Education Plan (ITEP) 102

Transition Checklist 102

Vocational Assessments 104

Training and Work Options 105

Travel Training 106

Medical and Financial Options 107

Medicaid

Medicare

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Food Stamps

Chapter 15 Assistive Technology and the Special Educator 109

Part Four: Working as a Special Education Teacher

Chapter 16 Getting Ready for School 119

Chapter 17 Curriculum Considerations for Special Educators 129

Chapter 18 Classroom Management Techniques for Children with Disabilities 139

Part Five: What Special Educators Need to Know and Do About . . .

Chapter 19 Common Disorders Seen by Special Educators 155

Developmental Disorders 155

Mental Retardation

Autism

Developmental Arithmetic Disorder

Developmental Expressive Writing Disorder

Developmental Reading Disorder

Developmental Expressive Language Disorder

Behavior Disorders 167

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

Conduct Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Antisocial Personality Disorder

Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence 175

Anorexia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa

Selective Mutism

Tourette’s Syndrome

Functional Encopresis

Functional Enuresis

Anxiety and Mood Disorders 183

Separation Anxiety Disorder

Avoidant Disorder of Childhood and Adolescence

Overanxious Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Dysthymia

Childhood Depression

Chapter 20 What Special Educators Need to Know About Medication 195

Part Six: Dealing with Parents of Children with Disabilities

Chapter 21 Helping Parents Help Their Children with Homework 205

Chapter 22 Helping Parents Use Effective Discipline at Home 209

Chapter 23 Helping Parents Communicate Better with Their Children 213

Chapter 24 Helping Parents Improve Their Children’s Self-Esteem 217

Chapter 25 What Parents Need to Know About Retention 221

Chapter 26 Helping Parents Improve Their Children’s Study Skills 225

Part Seven: A Law Primer for Special Educators

Chapter 27 Basic Educational Law 231

Chapter 28 Understanding Eligibility Committees 233

Chapter 29 The Concept of Procedural Due Process 235

Chapter 30 The Concept of Least Restrictive Environment 237

Chapter 31 Parents’ Rights in the Special Education Process 241

Chapter 32 Mandated Reporting of Abuse and Neglect 243

Part Eight: Appendixes

Appendix A Sample Psychoeducational Reports 253

Appendix B Acronyms Used in Special Education 261

Appendix C Basic Legal Terminology 263

Appendix D Educational Terminology Associated with Special Education 265

Appendix E Psychological Terminology Associated with Special Education 271

Appendix F Medical Terminology Associated with Special Education 273

Appendix G Occupational Therapy Terminology 279

Appendix H Organizations Associated with Special Education 283

Appendix I Organizations on Transition and Vocational Skills 291

Appendix J Special Education Web Sites 297

Appendix K Sample IEP 299

Appendix L References and Suggested Reading 307

National Association of Special Education Teachers The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is a national membership organization dedicated to rendering all possible support and assistance to those preparing for or teaching in the field of special education. NASET was founded to promote the profession of special education teachers and to provide a national forum for their ideas.