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November 25, 2008

ISSN: 1538-3202

Issue: 463

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Parents who are knowledgeable about their children’s rights (and their own rights and responsibilities) and know how to use tactics and strategies are far more likely to succeed when they negotiate for special education services.

Read everything you can find about special education, disabilities, and how children learn.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you'll find recommended reading selections for every advocate. If you follow the book a month plan, you'll have the necessary knowledge and skills to be an effective advocate before the year is out.

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Read One New Book a Month

Try to read one book a month.

Select books in areas where you do not have expertise.

Select books in areas where you feel least knowledgeable.

Find information about our “Book a Month” plan in the Advocate’s Bookstore.

Check the Best Seller List

Select a Topic:

Legal Rights Learn about Disability
Effective Education Tests & Progress
IEPs Tactics & Strategies
Negotiating For Parents
For Kids Gifts

Selections in the Advocate's Bookstore can be purchased at a discount price on Just select a book and click the title link.

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Must Reads - the Best Sellers

Getting to Yes by Roger FisherGetting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (Roger Fisher, William Ury, Bruce Patton)
A concise, step-by-step, proven strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict…


The Complete IEP Guide by Lawrene SeigelThe Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child (Lawrence Seigel)
This all-in-one guide will help you understand special-education law, identify your child’s needs, prepare for meetings, develop the IEP, resolve disputes.


More Best Sellers

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Classic Selections

Straight Talk About Reading by Louisa MoatsStraight Talk About Reading (Susan Hall, Louisa Moats, and Reid Lyon)
"Parents must know, understand and advocate for 'good instruction'. Teaches parents about reading research -- a 'reader friendly' way to get acquainted with proven research based methods of reading instruction." 


How To Argue and Win by Gary SpenceHow to Argue and Win Every Time (Gary Spence) This book is not about arguing. It is about effective oral presentation of your position, using story telling and visual imagery. Pete used the principles in this book in the Carter oral argument.

More Tactics and Strategies

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New Releases

From Gobbledygook to Clearly Written Annual IEP GoalsFrom Gobbledygook to Clearly Written Annual IEP Goals Barbara D. Bateman
The purpose of this plain-speaking guide is to do just that, to show you how to move from foggy, “gobbledygook” goals to clean, objective and effective annual goals consistent with new IDEA dictates.


More popular choices from the Advocate's Bookstore

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The Best of Wrightslaw - Featured Products

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From Emotions to Advocacy Book

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition - The Special Education Survival Guide by Pamela Wright and Peter Wright has hundreds of tips, strategies, references, warnings and Internet resources.
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