Special Education Eligibility: A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators

Special Education Eligibility: A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators

By: Roger Pierangelo (author), George Giuliani (author)Paperback

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This timely resource shows teachers and administrators how to work effectively with students who have disabilities and to provide the appropriate educational services and interventions to help them be successful and productive in school. Special Education Eligibility: A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators provides educators with foundational information about the classifications of disabilities as defined by IDEIA (Individuals with Disability Education Improvement Act of 2004). The authors examine prevalence, determining presence, knowing characteristics, providing procedures and assessment measures, and making appropriate eligibility decisions before, during, and after an IEP (Individual Education Program) meeting. Based on the current federal law and regulations, this practical tool also offers suggestions on working with families and collaborating with other educators and service providers. This text includes a glossary of special education terms and acronyms and gives general information on each disability as identified by IDEIA.

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About Author

Roger Pierangelo is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Literacy at Long Island University. He has been an administrator of special education programs and served for eighteen years as a permanent member of Committees on Special Education. He has over thirty years of experience in the public school system as a general education classroom teacher and school psychologist, and is a consultant to numerous private and public schools, PTAs, and SEPTA groups. Pierangelo has also been an evaluator for the New York State Office of Vocational and Rehabilitative Services and a director of a private clinic. He is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist, certified school psychologist, and a Board Certified Diplomate Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology. Pierangelo is currently president of The National Association of Special Education Teachers, executive director of The American Academy of Special Education Professionals, and vice-president of The National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education. Pierangelo earned his BS degree from St. John's University, his MS from Queens College, Professional Diploma from Queens College, PhD from Yeshiva University, and Diplomate Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology from the International College of Professional Psychology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association, Nassau County Psychological Association, New York State Union of Teachers, and Phi Delta Kappa. Pierangelo is the coauthor of numerous books, including The Big Book of Special Education Resources and The Step-by-Step Book Series for Special Educators. George Giuliani is an assistant professor at Hofstra University's School of Education and Allied Health and Human Services, in the Department of Counseling, Research, Special Education, and Rehabilitation. He is the executive director of the National Association of Special Education Professionals, president of the National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education (NAPCSE), vice-president of the National Association of Special Education Teachers, and an educational consultant for various school districts. He has provided numerous workshops for parents and teachers on a variety of special education and psychological topics. Giuliani earned Board Certification as a Diplomate Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology from the International College of Professional Psychology. Giuliani is also a New York State licensed psychologist, certified school psychologist, and has an extensive private practice focusing on children with special needs. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, Suffolk County Psychological Association, Psi Chi, American Association of University Professors, and the Council for Exceptional Children. Giuliani earned his BA from the College of the Holy Cross, MS from St. John's University, JD from City University Law School, and PsyD from Rutgers University, The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Giuliani is the coauthor of numerous books, including The Big Book of Special Education Resources and The Step-by-Step Book Series for Special Educators.

Contents

Preface About the Authors 1. Overview of Special Education and Eligibility Procedures 2. Autism 3. Deaf-Blindness 4. Developmental Delay 5. Emotional Disturbance 6. Hearing Impairment 7. Specific Learning Disabilities 8. Mental Retardation 9. Multiple Disabilities 10. Orthopedic Impairment 11. Other Health Impairments 12. Speech and Language Impairments (Communication Disorders) 13. Traumatic Brain Injury 14. Visual Impairment Glossary References and Suggested Readings Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/05/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781412917858
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 152
  • ID: 9781412917858
  • weight: 331
  • ISBN10: 1412917859

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