Sky and his parents quickly learn dyslexia comes with as many gifts as it does challenges. Hopeful that his school would be understanding and help him embrace and develop his unique methods of learning, they soon realized that they would have to fight for him. Instead of encouraging Sky, his teachers punish him for his “weaknesses.” His school saw his dyslexia as a disability as well, labeling him as different and an outsider.
Join Sky as he and his family learn just how reluctant the education system is to accommodate the many different types of learners it’s supposed to teach. His bittersweet but ultimately uplifting journey of acceptance will prove that dyslexia is not a hindrance or disability – it’s a gift.
Seven-year-old Venus Fox never spoke, never listened, never even acknowledged the presence of another human being in the room with her. Yet an accidental playground “bump” would release a rage frightening to behold. The school year that followed would be one of the most trying, perplexing, and ultimately rewarding of Torey Hayden’s career, as she struggled to reach a silent child in obvious pain. It would be a strenuous journey beset by seemingly insurmountable obstacles and darkened by truly terrible revelations—yet encouraged by sometimes small, sometimes dazzling breakthroughs—as a dedicated teacher remained committed to helping a “hopeless” girl, and patiently and lovingly leading her toward the light of a new day.
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Mental health professionals, see also the authors' related intervention manual, Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism, as well as the Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist for Young Children with Autism (sold in sets of 15).
Authored by two past presidents of the Educational Law Association, this essential guide translates legalese into your language and allows you to focus on your core competency: providing excellent education for students with special needs. Updated to reflect significant court decisions and new developments, the book features:Extensive coverage of IDEA’s reauthorization, Section 504 and the ADA, and FAPE and LRE New analysis of parent and student rights Guidance on discipline A preventative approach to special education litigation Focus on federal and state interpretations of the law
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Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools pairs real-life stories about children, their families, and their educators with the most recent evidence-based research on inclusion of students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Updated real-world vignettes, first-person My Voice features, and new videos immerse readers in the lives of exceptional individuals. With its focus on real students, stories, and solutions, Exceptional Lives gives readers a comprehensive view of the rewards, challenges, and triumphs involved in special education today. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, assessments, and Pearson’s eLearning Modules.
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The work proceeds smoothly from definitions to examples to case studies, enabling the reader to quickly gain an understanding of special education law and practice. Legal ambiguities, especially common to laws and regulations sharing similar language (such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973), are examined. Due process mandates and hearing procedures are examined in detail. Legal guidelines for safely accommodating students with communicable diseases are presented, as are definitions and eligibility issues for students diagnosed as having one of the attention deficit disorders. In this up-to-date overview, Daugherty demystifies special education and related law, making this an invaluable tool for students and education scholars, caregivers, and all others who have an interest in special education.
Written in a highly accessible, practitioner-oriented style and bolstered with an associated website and blog, the book guides administrators and educators in developing legally sound and educationally appropriate special education programming. Included are Lessons from Legislation and Litigation sections that extrapolate important principles for administrators and educators from the law; flowcharts to guide administrators and educators in developing legally sound and educationally appropriate special education programming; text hyperlinks that take readers to important cases and associated websites; a new section on legal requirements regarding bullying and harassment of students with disabilities; over 100 new cases, administrative decisions, and letters of finding since the last edition; chapter objectives; and flowcharts to guide administrators through special education decision making.