"This is a great resource for general and special education teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals looking for answers when working with students with special needs. What a wonderful guide for supporting our day-to-day work."
—Heidi Rinke, Special Education Teacher
Wheaton Area Schools, MN
The essential guide for teaching effectively in the inclusive classroom!
Through IDEA 2004, students who are eligible to receive services to meet their special needs are guaranteed certain rights and benefits in the general education classroom. The third edition of this user-friendly handbook offers easy-to-implement strategies, recommendations, and answers to questions that help general education classroom teachers provide the best support for all students.
In addition to an all-new section that outlines the basics of the Response to Intervention (RTI) model, this resource presents research-based intervention ideas to sustain student progress and describes:
- Instructional approaches for the 13 recognized disability categories under which students may be eligible to receive special education services
- An easy to follow, step-by-step explanation of the special education process
- Ready-to-use classroom accommodation and modification options to ensure appropriate student access to the general education curriculum
- The transition process for students with special needs
Accessible, up-to-date, and comprehensive, The General Educator's Guide to Special Education provides much-needed guidance to new and veteran teachers as they meet the diverse needs of their students.
The General Educator's Guide to Special Education has been revised and changes have been made to remain current with the ever-changing field of education. The "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" coupled with "The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" (IDEA) have placed a resounding responsibility on teachers to meet the educational needs of all students while keeping informed of the laws, requirements and best practices in education. The purpose of the third edition is to provide a user-friendly handbook for those who are responsible for and required to ensure that every child is making appropriate growth and progress within the school setting. The information in this new edition is neither complex nor complicated. It is simply arranged in a way that provides easy to implement strategies, suggestions, and answers to questions that will help general education classroom teachers provide the best possible support to all students.
Educational research is continually being conducted to support and provide educators with current, up-to-date, best practice teaching tools and methods to assist educators in successfully exceeding the challenging task of meeting the needs of all students. This newly revised resource not only provides complete descriptions and resources for the 13 federally recognized Special Education disability categories, but also provides a very detailed description of the Special Education eligibility process. It also includes complete descriptions of research-based intervention strategies to support ensure access to the general education curriculum as well as provides key points and guidance for successfully implementing an effective Response to Intervention (RTI) model. This book is to be used a resource for teachers who are looking to make their classroom as effective and efficient as possible for all students.