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A Parents’ Guide to Special Education for Children with Visual Impairments

This handbook for parents, family members and caregivers of children with visual impairments explains special education services that these children are likely to need and to which they are entitled — and how to ensure that they receive them.

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$34.95

Catalog Number: F-B0021-00

Authors: Susan Laventure

ISBN: 978-0-89128-892-3

Product Description

Edited and written by experienced parents and professionals, this helpful and easy to use resource addresses the effect of visual impairment on a child’s ability to learn and the services and educational programming that are essential for them to get the best education possible. Chapters address early intervention, assessment, different types of services, IEPs, accommodations and adaptations, different types of placements, children with other disabilities in addition to visual impairment, and negotiation and advocacy.

  • Preface

    Beginning the Adventure: An Introduction

    Acknowledgments

    About the Contributors

    Chapter 1: Special Education Services: What Parents Need to Know

    Chapter 2: Start at the Beginning: The Importance of Early Intervention

    Chapter 3: Assessment: Identifying Your Child’s Needs

    Chapter 4: The Individualized Education Program: Blueprint for Services

    Chapter 5: Related Services: Addressing Additional Needs

    Chapter 6: Accommodations and Adaptations: Gaining Access to the Curriculum

    Chapter 7: From Regular Classroom to Specialized Program: Exploring the Options for Your Child

    Chapter 8: Additional Disabilities: Special Considerations for Classroom and Community

    Chapter 9: Transition: Planning for the World Beyond School

    Chapter 10: Negotiation and Advocacy: Parents as Key Players

    Glossary

    Resources

    Index

    Narrative Descriptions

  • Federal Quota Funds: Not Available

    Authors/Editors: Susan Laventure

    Publication Date: 2007

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