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Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education

Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education

First Edition
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June 2019 | 296 pages | Corwin

Building and supporting effective special education programs

School leaders and special educators are expected to be experts on all levels and types of special education law and services, types of disability, and aspects of academic and functional programming. With the increasing demands of the job and the ever-changing legal and educational climate, many administrators and teachers are overwhelmed, and few feel adequately prepared to meet the demands. Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education helps you build and support timely, legally sound, and effective special education services and programs. Readers will find:

  • the most up-to-date information on how to effectively implement special education programs, processes, and procedures
  • examination of a wide variety of issues, from developing and implementing individual education programs (IEPs) that confer a free appropriate public education, Section 504, least restrictive environment (LRE), and successfully collaborating with parents, to issues regarding accountability, staffing, bullying, early childhood special education, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), evidence-based practices, transition, discipline, and the school-to-prison pipeline
  • extensive references and resources

Written as a comprehensive reference for all who work with students with disabilities, this book offers the most up-to-date research and field-tested strategies from a range of experts that special education professionals can confidently and immediately apply. 

David Bateman, Mitchell Yell
Chapter 1: Hot Topics for Litigation
Kathleen Lane , Wendy Oaks, Mark Buckman, Holly Menzies
Chapter 2: Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-tiered (Ci3T) Models of Prevention: Considerations for the Field
David Bateman, Mitchell Yell
Chapter 3: A Free, Appropriate Public Education
Meghan Burke , Samantha Goldman
Chapter 4: Working with Parents
Angela Prince, Anthony Plotner, June Gothberg
Chapter 5: Current Special Education Legal Trends for Transition-Age Youth
Kelly Carrero, Kimberly Vannest, Courtney Lavadia
Chapter 6: Discipline and Students with Disabilities
Bryan Cook, Cynthia Farley
Chapter 7: The Research-to-Practice Gap in Special Education
Jim Shriner, Martha Thurlow
Chapter 8: What Educators Need to Know About Accountability
Kate Ascetta
Chapter 9: Taking Aim at Current Trends in Early Childhood Special Education
Chad Rose, Stephanie Hopkins, Gloria McGillen, Jessica Simpson
Chapter 10: Current Trends in Bully Prevention: Implications for Youth with Disabilities
Seth Bernstein , Lauren Young, Ameet Bosmia, Samantha Hartley, Cameron Massey, Mark Weist
Chapter 11: Innovation in Schools: Expanded School Mental Health
David Bateman and Jenifer Cline
Chapter 12: Current Trends in Preparing General Education Teachers to Work With Students With Disabilities
Christine Christle, Joseph Ryan, Michelle Dunn
Chapter 13: The School-to-Prison Pipeline
Tim Landrum, Lauren Collins, Chris Sweigart
Chapter 14: Teacher Shortages and Teacher Attrition in Special Education: Issues and Trends
Mary Lynn Boscardin
Chapter 15: Preparing Future Leaders and Administrators of Special Education

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ISBN: 9781544302003

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