Exceptional Children - Ordinary Schools: Getting The Education You Want For Your Special Needs Child by Norm FormanExceptional Children - Ordinary Schools: Getting The Education You Want For Your Special Needs Child by Norm Forman

Exceptional Children - Ordinary Schools: Getting The Education You Want For Your Special Needs Child

byNorm Forman

Paperback | December 16, 2004

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All Children deserve the best possible education. Exceptional Children - Ordinary Schools brings that goal closer with practical advice and support for concerned parents.

Dr. Norm Forman has been an educational psychologist for over 25 years. He is the author of two other books, has presented a radio feature for several years, and is the author of numerous magazines and articles. For the past several years he has been the Administrator of Parent's Advocacy in the School, which provides advocacy assist...
Title:Exceptional Children - Ordinary Schools: Getting The Education You Want For Your Special Needs ChildFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:December 16, 2004Publisher:Fitzhenry & WhitesideLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1550417592

ISBN - 13:9781550417593

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional Children Ordinary Schools Exceptional Children-Ordinary Schools by Dr. Norm Forman should be at the heart of all educational advocacy files. If you ever needed or wanted a 1-2-3 step book on educational advocacy, this book is for you. Written by a tireless educational advocate, Dr. Forman shares in his knowledge of the IPRC (Identification and Review Committee), the IEP (Individual Education Plan), communicating with school officials and the dreaded but absolutely necessary letter writing. Through his book he shows you how to understand and successfully navigate this new world of advocacy. This is a very comprehensive, yet easy to read and understand, book. This is a must have for any parent, caregiver or relative of an exceptional child. For the low price of $24.95, the reader gets the benefit of Dr. Forman's many years experience as psychologist, advocate and parent. I think what separates this book from others on advocacy is its legitimacy, insight and heart. Dr. Forman shows that effective communication can occur between all parties and that parents can get the educational needs of the exceptional child met if they use the right tools. Dr. Forman helps to provide these tools in this must have book.
Date published: 2005-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read for parents This book is a comprehensive guide to advocating for your child. Even after over 10 years of advocating for my own children and for others in the school system, I found new information and ideas I can use. Foreman’s book covers the basics of recording information about your child, introduces you to the school system so you are armed with the information you need before you start advocating, provides you with communication strategies, and steps you through the Individual Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) and Individual Education Plan (IEP) processes. Foreman also explains the tests, assessments and reports which may be part of the special needs assessment process. One of the most useful sections for me is the last chapter entitled “Passing on the Flame: Teaching our Children to Advocate”. As a parent of teenagers with special needs, this is one of the best tools I can teach to my children. I can’t always be there to advocate and the further my children go in school, the less I will be their advocate. This is a well-written and comprehensive book that provides you with the tools and information you need to assist your child in securing the best possible education. I wish I had been able to read it 10 years ago before my son’s first IPRC meeting.
Date published: 2005-02-22