Special Education Law

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-02
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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The Fourth Edition of Special Education Law provides a comprehensive and current overview of the major federal laws-and judicial interpretations of those laws-that apply to the education of children with special needs. The text helps students understand what the law requires so that when they become educators, they can develop policies and make decisions that comply with these laws. The most current information on special education statutes, regulations, and case law has been added, including substantial changes in the interpretation of this legislation. New chapter on legal issues surrounding classroom discipline in special education New information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Added coverage of early intervention and mediation, New cases that reflect the IDEA regulatory changes of 2004 have been added. Thought questions, with references to articles and cases related to those questions, appear throughout the text.

Table of Contents

The Legal System and How It Works
History of Special Education Law
Statutory Provisions: A General Overview
The People
Who Is Protected
Identification and Evaluation
Individualized Education Program
Free Appropriate Public Education
Related Services
Placement and Least Restrictive Environment
Private School Placements, Residential Placements, and Public School Choice Programs
Special Issues With Secondary Students
Cost Issues
Procedural Safeguards: An Overview
Dispute Resolution
Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Education Records
Special Education Malpractice
The Status and Future of Special Education Law
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