ERIC Number: ED444312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Honorable Intentions: A Parent's Guide to Educational Planning for Children with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders. Second Edition.
Jordan, Dixie; Goldberg, Paula
This guide to help parents work in collaboration with the school team to enhance the education of their children with emotional or behavioral disorders considers special education and related services, special education evaluation, the Individualized Education Program (IEP), school rules and policies, day treatment, residential placement, accommodations and modifications, communicating with the school, evaluating the IEP plan, and resolving differences. Checklists suggest questions that parents may want to ask on prereferral interventions, evaluation, conference planning, the IEP, transportation, suspension, change of placement, educational services in residential placement, returning to school from residential placement, a communication plan, and communication styles. A list of classroom accommodations to meet the needs of students with disabilities is provided and includes techniques for adapting textbooks and curriculum, classroom environments, instruction and assignments, grading and tests, and behavior. Appendices include: a list of parent training and information centers by state; Subpart D on preschool, elementary, and secondary education of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and a list of state and National children's mental health organizations. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Behavior Disorders, Check Lists, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Discipline Policy, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Grading, Individualized Education Programs, Intervention, Parent School Relationship, Prereferral Intervention, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Suspension, Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Transportation
PACER Center, Inc., 8161 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55437. Tel: 888-248-0822 (Toll Free); 612-827-2966 (Voice); Tel: 612-827-7770 (TTY); Fax: 612-827-3065; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.pacer.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)