Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: Parents, teachers, students, grandparents and others who knows or cares about a child with learning disabilities.
Q: What is the book about?
A: The book is a manual written with an insider’s view of the process of special education for learning disabled children. It empowers parents with insight into the environmental factors that cause learning disabilities; vital information about laws and legislation that empowers parents with rights that supersede those of the school. It is designed to empower parents with information and strategies that will elevate them to a level of co-partnership by powerfully supporting at home what she is asking the teacher to do in the classroom.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: 30 years of experience as a school psychologist in public education prepared me with an insight into the workings of the special education process that is of benefit to parents. Preparation as a classroom teacher along with extensive graduate training in school administration, language, reading, special education, and parent education gave me a rich foundation in children and learning.
During this time I learned what and what not to share with parents and why in the best interest of the school they should not be told. In this book I have revealed all the little things schools would rather parents did not know about special legislation that gives parents and children rights that supersede those of the school.
The fact that legislation left the laws on the books without funding to implement them is highly problematic for the schools. However, the law is there, and this book empowers parents to claim their rights under that law, making them a driving force in special education. Parents who purchase and read the book are empowered by the author through fax and phone in accomplishing their objectives for their child’s education.
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: This book empowers parents to take an active role in making a difference for their child. This book educates parents, and makes them the driving force behind the design of the Individualized Education Plan. Parents are provided with all the skills necessary to insure that their child receives the free, appropriated, public education guaranteed by law.
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: It is fearlessly written by a 60’s activist who believes that things can be different and that parents are the key to this difference. The book is a road map to that objective.