Special Ed Advocate Newsletter
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is to help you gain the information and skills you need to navigate the
changing world of special education.
1. Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate & Attorney
has received three years of special education for reading problems. Has
your child caught up with the peer group? Has your child fallen further
behind? How can you tell?
and Measurements for the Parent, Educator, Advocate & Attorney
- let Pete and Pam Wright take the mystery out of your child's evaluations
and test scores.
2. 10 Tips: How to Use IDEA 2004 to Improve Your Child's Special Education
Tips: How to Use IDEA 2004 to Improve Your Child's Special Education
by parent attorney Wayne Steedman, you learn how
to include research based methodology in the IEP and how ensure how that
the IEP goals are comprehensive, specific -- and measurable. Learn about
pitfalls to avoid, how to resolve disputes without a due process hearing
- and what you should do if you cannot resolve your dispute. Read article.
3. Wrightslaw Training Program in Hartford, CT (October 14-15, 2005)
Pete and Pam Wright will present Putting the Pieces Together: Special Education Law and Advocacy Training in Hartford on October 14 & 15, 2005. The program is being sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut.
will learn about requirements in IDEA 2004 and NCLB including:
will also learn how to:
4. How Will IEPs Change Under IDEA 2004?
How did IEPs
change under IDEA 2004? What does the law say about developing, reviewing
and revising IEPs? Who may be excused from IEP meetings, when, how? When
can the child's IEP be changed without an IEP meeting?
2004: How IEPs Changed Under IDEA 2004, you learn about new
requirements about personnel training and research based instruction.
5. A Parent's Guide to No Child Left Behind
Parent's Guide to No Child Left Behind, Sue Heath describes requirements
for highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals, school and school
district report cards, annual testing in math and reading.
6. The Art of Writing Letters
In The Art of Writing Letters, you learn to use tactics and strategies when you write letters to the school. You learn about the Blame Approach and the Story-Telling Approach; the sympathy factor; first impressions; pitfalls; and the powerful decision-making Stranger. Read article.
Learn about paper trails, letter-writing, and read sample letters that you can tailor to your circumstances.
7. Restraint Prevention Project is Accepting Applications
use of physical restraints is becoming more prevalent in public schools.
Deciding whether or not to physically restrain a student requires that
school personnel and school administrators have a clear understanding
of legal requirements, professional standards, and health and safety issues.
address these issues, The The Education
Law Resource Center established the Restraint
Prevention Project. The Project provides funding for educators and
other professionals to attend training programs about behavior management,
de-escalation techniques, and physical restraints.
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