ERIC Number: ED385076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Rights for Students with TS: Your Child's Rights to a Free Appropriate Education. Educational Recommendations.
Collins, Edward C.
This handbook for parents of children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) includes information on the child's rights under the law and legal steps to achieve those rights. Relevant federal laws are reviewed including Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requirements for impartial due process hearings, least restrictive environments, and allowance for assistive technology and transition services. Necessary preparations for a due process hearing are identified, along with tips and reminders regarding the individualized education program (IEP). Recommendations that parents might make to the school are identified concerning: classroom structure and planning; cognitive and visual motor difficulties that the child may exhibit; testing considerations; and problems associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, including impulse control, listening and speaking, written math skills, behavior management, and obsessive compulsive symptoms. Included are a glossary, explanations of the roles of professionals who may work with the child, four agencies to contact for information, and brief annotations for four videotapes and five publications on TS. (SW)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Compliance (Legal), Due Process, Educational Legislation, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Legal Responsibility, Mainstreaming, Neurological Impairments, Parent Rights, Parent School Relationship, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Student Rights
Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc., 42-40 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY 11361-2874 ($3).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc., Bayside, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act