A parent's guide to special education : insider advice on by Linda Wilmshurst Ph.D. ABPP, Alan W. Brue Ph.D. NCSP

By Linda Wilmshurst Ph.D. ABPP, Alan W. Brue Ph.D. NCSP

A "Parent's consultant to important schooling" deals necessary info and a good imaginative and prescient of specified schooling that might support mom and dad in the course of the very likely overwhelming procedures of catch-all courses that encompasses dozens of studying demanding situations: developmental hold up; studying and actual disabilities; emotional disturbance; retardation, autism; and others. full of sensible ideas, pattern varieties, and enlightening examples, it is a necessary source for assisting each baby study.

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S. org Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (PWSA) 5700 Midnight Pass Rd. O. org G L O S S A R Y Acronyms 101—Educational Abbreviations and What They Mean Every profession has its own set of acronyms, or shortcuts, that are used to communicate information. Education is no different. While they can be a time-saver for school professionals, acronyms can be overwhelming to people who are unfamiliar with the lingo. This automatically puts you at a disadvantage, because if you do not know what is being said, you will not completely understand all that is being planned for your child.

SED seriously emotionally disturbed: a category of special education services for students experiencing significant emotional disturbance (see ED). SI speech impaired: the category of special education services for students with a speech impairment. SIB self-injurious behavior: self-inflicted wounds from behavior that can cause tissue damage, such as bruises, redness, and open wounds. Examples of behaviors include hand-biting, head-banging, and excessive scratching or rubbing. SLD specific learning disability: a category of special education services for students with one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations.

TMR trainable mentally retarded: a category of special education services for students with moderate mental retardation (see MR). TPP transition planning process: helping a student transition from school to adult life. This requires effective planning, school experiences, services, and supports so that he can achieve his desired outcome. V VI visually impaired: a category of special education services for students with an impairment in vision (including blindness). This page intentionally left blank References Johnson, Jean, and Ann Duffett.

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