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PACER Center, 2015
Individuals who serve as surrogate parents fulfill an important role in the life of a child with a disability. Surrogates have become increasingly important in special education because a growing number of children are living outside their family for some period of their lives. Like parents, surrogates of children with disabilities are granted a…
Descriptors: Training, Disabilities, Special Education, Decision Making
Bowen, Rita; Hattemer, Kori; Griffin, Kate – Administration for Children & Families, 2015
Low-income individuals and families experience a great deal of financial hardship that impacts virtually every dimension of their lives. This chronic financial instability not only imposes high degrees of day-to-day stress but may also limit the ability to save and invest, constraining prospects for a more secure future. Across the country,…
Descriptors: Money Management, Community Organizations, Low Income, Social Mobility
PACER Center, 2014
This Action Information Sheet follows a family's process of selecting and using augmentative and alternative communication to help their young son, Max, speak. Max is affected by global dyspraxia, which makes learning new motor skills--especially speech--quite difficult. For the first years of his life, Max could not say words. Before he and his…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Assistive Technology, Speech Language Pathology, Speech Communication
Baker, Beth; Ryan, Char – Free Spirit Publishing, 2014
This handbook provides solid, detailed guidelines for implementing and sustaining schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS). Full of engaging anecdotes from expert PBIS coaches, this comprehensive resource helps PBIS teams overcome the obstacles of staff buyin and offers solutions for sustaining a successful program at your…
Descriptors: Guides, Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Behavior Problems
Heacox, Diane; Cash, Richard M. – Free Spirit Publishing, 2014
Within a group of advanced learners, the variety of abilities, talents, interests, and learning styles can be formidable. For the first time, this book connects the unique learning differences among gifted students to the specific teaching methods used to tailor their educational experiences. Differentiated instruction for gifted and talented…
Descriptors: Gifted, Individualized Instruction, Honors Curriculum, Advanced Placement
Connell, Gill; McCarthy, Cheryl – Free Spirit Publishing, 2014
Grounded in best practices and current research, this hands-on resource connects the dots that link brain activity, motor and sensory development, movement, and early learning. The expert authors unveil the Kinetic Scale: a visual map of the active learning needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary graders that fits each child's…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Infants, Toddlers
Swanson, H. Lee, Ed.; Harris, Karen R., Ed.; Graham, Steve, Ed. – Guilford Press, 2014
Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this comprehensive handbook presents state-of-the-art knowledge about the nature and classification of learning disabilities (LD), their causes, and how individuals with these difficulties can be identified and helped to succeed. Best practices are described for supporting student performance…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Guides, Book Reviews, Classification
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Brugar, Kristy A.; Roberts, Kathryn – Social Studies, 2014
In this article we identify opportunities for students to use timelines and textbooks to meet standards. Through the use of timelines, textbooks, and selected activities, upper elementary and middle school students are able to (1) be engaged in content area reading and writings; (2) understand large themes in social studies including time,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Textbooks
Michaels, Lauren S. – Education Law Center, 2014
This guide is designed to help advocates--including biological and adoptive parents, resource parents, adult students in foster care, and service providers--understand and advocate for the educational rights of children in New Jersey's foster care system. The guide explains the requirements of federal and state laws that particularly affect these…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Foster Care, State Legislation, Federal Legislation
Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), 2014
A resolution meeting is a dispute resolution process that takes place after a parent files a due process complaint. Resolution meetings offer parents and school districts the opportunity to resolve issues before a due process hearing happens. This publication describes Resolution Meetings generally for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), 2014
A due process complaint is a written document used to request a due process hearing related to the identification, evaluation, or educational placement of a child with a disability, or the provision of a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to the child. This publication describes Due Process Complaints/Hearing Requests generally for Part B…
Descriptors: Special Education, Identification, Guides, Disabilities
Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), 2014
A written state complaint is used to communicate that a public agency (such as your child's school) has not followed the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and to request an investigation of the problem. This publication describes Written State Complaints generally for Part B of the Individuals with…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Special Education
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
The Pacific region is comprised of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI); the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)-Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap; Guam; Hawai'i; the Republic of the Marshall Islands; and the Republic of Palau. This document begins by providing a map of the REL Pacific region overlaid on a map of…
Descriptors: Demography, Population Distribution, Official Languages, Language of Instruction
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
This toolkit is designed to guide school staff in strengthening partnerships with families and community members to support student learning. This toolkit offers an integrated approach to family and community engagement, bringing together research, promising practices, and a wide range of useful tools and resources with explanations and directions…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Beliefs
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
Effective evidence-based action requires getting the right data into the right hands at the right time to help make decisions. The Data Quality Campaign (2011) has provided suggestions to state education agencies for effectively using data within state longitudinal data systems. One suggestion is to identify "the variety of ways available…
Descriptors: Data, Information Sources, Access to Information, State Departments of Education
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