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ERIC Number: ED491770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 184
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5576-6702-0
Believe in My Child with Special Needs! Helping Children Achieve Their Potential in School
Falvey, Mary A.
Brookes Publishing Company
Every parent is filled with dreams, fears, hopes, and questions when preparing a child for school--and when that child has a disability, this exciting time can seem overwhelming. This upbeat, reassuring handbook is an invaluable resource to share with parents of a school-age child with a disability. It demystifies complicated issues, encourages parents to celebrate abilities and recognize possibilities, and tells parents everything they need to know to be successful advocates throughout their child's education. Drawing on her own experiences as a parent of a child with a disability and as an educator, Mary Falvey helps parents: (1) understand their child's legal rights; (2) pursue an inclusive education for their child, from preschool to high school and beyond; (3) collaborate respectfully with educators on their child's IEP; (4) promote their child's access to the general curriculum and encourage educators to use appropriate modifications and assessment strategies; (5) support their child as he or she develops friendships; and (6) develop transition plans to help their child achieve their goals after high school. This book contains the following chapters: (1) Celebrating Abilities; (2) Federal Laws and Court Rulings; (3) Age-Related Services and Supports; (4) Friendship Development; (5) Assessment and Curriculum Modifications; (6) Problem Solving and Collaboration; and (7) Transition to Adult Life. An index is included.
Brookes Publishing Company. P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285. Tel: 800-638-3775; Fax: 410-337-8539; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
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