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Special Education Program Administrator's Handbook

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780205376735

ISBN10:
0205376738
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/17/2006
Publisher(s):
Pearson
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Summary

A practical handbook designed to help special education administrators, principals and assistant principals address many of the issues they will confront relating to students with disabilities. This unique book is developed specifically to help new administrators survive the pressure of working with students with disabilities. Many texts are filled with theories, but very little practical advice has been available specifically about day-to-day operations. This book is organized to give new special education administrators that practical advice. Current administrators with extensive knowledge of special education share their experience through contributed chapters. The practical, real world advice will prove useful not only for special education administrators, but also for principals and assistant principals.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Contributors xvii
Understanding the Law
1(20)
Overview
1(1)
Special Education Law
1(15)
Education for All Handicapped Children Act (PL 94-142)
1(13)
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
14(1)
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
14(1)
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
15(1)
Putting Principles Into Practice
16(2)
Tips
17(1)
Pitfalls to Avoid
17(1)
Resources
18(1)
Idea 2004 Law and Regulations
18(1)
References
19(2)
504 Accommodation Plans
21(18)
Overview
21(1)
Section 504 Regulations and Definitions
21(1)
Regulations
21(1)
Definitions
22(1)
Educational Aspects
22(7)
Determining Need for Section 504
23(1)
Free Appropriate Public Education
24(1)
Least Restrictive Environment
24(1)
Appropriate Evaluation and Placement
25(1)
Evaluation and Reevaluation
26(1)
Placement
26(1)
Procedural Safeguards
27(1)
504 Accommodation Plans and Responsibilities
27(1)
Section 504 versus Idea
28(1)
Putting Principles Into Practice
29(1)
Tips
29(1)
Pitfalls to Avoid
29(1)
Resources
30(1)
References
30(1)
Appendix: Sample Notices And Agreements
31(8)
Preparing for Due Process Hearings and Mediation
39(12)
Overview
39(1)
Regulations
40(2)
Putting Principles Into Practice
42(6)
Tips for Avoiding Due Process Hearings
42(2)
Tips for Handling Inevitable Pitfalls
44(1)
Tips for Protecting the IEP Team Process
45(1)
When All Else Fails
46(1)
How to Guarantee a Due Process Hearing
47(1)
Resources
48(1)
Websites and Technical Assistance
48(1)
References
49(2)
Dealing with Discipline
51(8)
Overview
51(1)
Regulations
51(5)
Change of Placement for Disciplinary Reasons
51(1)
Authority of School Personnel
52(1)
Authority of Hearing Officer
53(1)
Determination of Setting
53(1)
Manifest Determination Review
53(1)
Behavior Determined Not a Manifestation of Disability
54(1)
Parent Appeal
54(1)
Placement during Appeals
54(1)
Protections for Children Not Yet Eligible for Services
55(1)
Expedited Due Process Hearings
56(1)
Referral to and Action by Other Authorities
56(1)
Putting Principles Into Practice
56(2)
Tips
57(1)
Pitfalls to Avoid
57(1)
Resources
58(1)
Dealing Effectively with Child Find
59(8)
Overview
59(1)
Child Find Requirements
59(3)
Regulations
59(2)
Changes in Child Find Activities through the Idea 2004
61(1)
Putting Principles Into Practice
62(2)
Reasons for Maintaining Awareness Strategies over Time
62(1)
Tips
63(1)
Pitfalls to Avoid
64(1)
Resources
64(3)
Websites
64(1)
Technical Assistance
65(2)
The Referral and Evaluation Process
67(20)
Overview
67(1)
The Referral Process
68(7)
Regulations
68(2)
Putting Principles into Practice
70(5)
The Evaluation Process
75(10)
General Requirements: Regulations
75(8)
Putting Principles into Practice
83(2)
Resources
85(2)
Websites
85(1)
Technical Assistance
85(2)
Monitoring Students in Special Education and Related Services
87(10)
Overview
87(1)
Regulations
88(4)
Changes in Monitoring Activities through the Idea 2004
91(1)
Putting Principles Into Practice
92(3)
Tips
92(3)
Pitfalls to Avoid
95(1)
Resources
95(2)
Websites
95(1)
Technical Assistance
96(1)
Understanding Placement Issues
97(18)
Overview
97(1)
Regulations: Individualized Education Programs
98(5)
IEP Content
99(2)
IEP Team Attendance
101(1)
Provisions Related to Students Transferring into the LEA
101(1)
Amending the IEP
102(1)
Multiyear IEP Demonstration
103(1)
Existing Regulations
103(8)
Putting Principles Into Practice
111(2)
Tips
111(1)
Pitfalls to Avoid
112(1)
Resources
113(2)
Websites
113(1)
Technical Assistance
114(1)
Dealing Effectively with Transition Services in the Individualized Education Program (IEP)
115(14)
Overview
115(1)
Regulations
116(1)
Putting Principles Into Practice
117(6)
Planning Stages
118(1)
Tips
119(1)
Pitfalls to Avoid
120(1)
Frequently Asked Questions about Transition Services
121(2)
Resources
123(4)
Example of a Transition Plan
123(2)
Organizations
125(2)
References
127(2)
Working Effectively with Parent Groups
129(8)
Overview
129(1)
Putting Principles Into Practice
129(2)
Organizing New Groups
129(1)
Working with Existing Groups
130(1)
Resources
131(6)
Effectively Supporting Within District and School Transitions
137(14)
Overview
137(1)
What We Know About Within District and School Transitions
137(5)
How Transferring Affects Students
139(3)
Putting Principles Into Practice
142(5)
Critical Elements
143(1)
Transition Tips
144(1)
A Dozen Facts to Know about Transitions
145(2)
References
147(4)
Managing Federal Funds
151(14)
Overview
151(1)
Regulations
151(9)
Tips and Pitfalls to Avoid
160(3)
Resources
163(2)
Managing Special Education Budgets
165(16)
Overview
165(1)
Budgeting Cycle
165(1)
Budget Preparation Activities
166(1)
Accounting Codes: Functions and Objects
167(5)
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
167(5)
Calculating and Budgeting for the Total Cost of Operation
172(4)
Tips and Pitfalls to Avoid
176(3)
Resources
179(1)
References
180(1)
Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)
181(6)
Overview
181(1)
Regulations
181(2)
Putting Principles Into Practice
183(3)
Appropriateness of Evaluation
183(1)
Scope of Evaluation
184(1)
Utility of Evaluation for IEP Development
184(1)
Final Tips
185(1)
Pitfalls to Avoid
186(1)
References
186(1)
Contracting with Outside Service Providers
187(14)
Overview
187(1)
Regulations
187(1)
Roles of Service Providers
188(5)
Audiology Services
188(1)
Counseling Services
188(1)
Early Identification and Assessment
189(1)
Medical Services
189(1)
Occupational Therapy Services
189(1)
Orientation and Mobility Therapy Services
190(1)
Parent Counseling and Training
190(1)
Physical Therapy
190(1)
Psychological Services
191(1)
Recreation Services
191(1)
Rehabilitation Counseling Services
191(1)
School Health Services
192(1)
Social Work Services in Schools
192(1)
Speech-Language Pathology Services
192(1)
Transportation Services
193(1)
Putting Principles Into Practice
193(2)
Tips
193(1)
Avoiding Inadequate Contracted Services
194(1)
Pitfalls to Avoid
195(1)
Resources
195(6)
Websites
195(1)
Other Agencies
196(1)
Government Agencies
197(2)
Government-Supported Organizations
199(2)
Navigating the Mental Health System
201(16)
Overview
201(2)
Regulations
203(1)
Students' Mental Health Issues
204(5)
Guidelines and Tips on Navigating Interagency Coordination
209(2)
Putting Principles Into Practice
211(3)
Tips
212(1)
Guidelines for Avoiding Inadequate Mental Health Services
213(1)
Resources
214(1)
Websites
214(1)
Other Agencies
214(1)
References
215(2)
Running Efficient and Effective Staff Meetings
217(6)
Overview
217(1)
Suggestions for Effective Meetings
217(1)
Putting Principles Into Practice
218(2)
Tips
219(1)
Pitfalls to Avoid
220(1)
References
220(3)
Building Relationships with Special Education Staff
223(10)
Overview
223(1)
Regulations
223(1)
Putting Principles Into Practice
224(7)
Building Interpersonal Skills
224(3)
Managing Special Education
227(4)
References
231(2)
Evaluating Special Education Staff
233(10)
Overview
233(1)
Regulations
233(1)
Putting Principles Into Practice
233(7)
Observing and Evaluating Teachers
234(3)
Developing or Adapting an Evaluation Framework
237(3)
References
240(1)
Suggested Readings
241(2)
Working with Other Administrators
243(8)
Overview
243(1)
Regulations
243(1)
Putting Principles Into Practice
243(7)
The Superintendent
243(1)
The School Board
244(1)
The Building Principal and Assistant Principal
245(2)
General Tips for the Administration Team
247(3)
References
250(1)
Index 251


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