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Books on IEPs, 504 Plans, and Understanding Your Child's Educational Rights: NRC Staff Favorites

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The staff of the National Resource Center on ADHD has compiled a list of favorite books written about IEPs, 504 plans, and understanding a child's educational rights. More detailed information on each title, as well as additional books and periodicals written for parents who want to learn more about their children's educational rights are available from the NRC Library's online database.

  • Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide
    Authors:
    Peter W.D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright
    Publisher: Harbor House Law Press, Inc. (Hartfield, VA, 2006), 311 pages
    Summary: This book helps parents learn about the special education system. It explains how to write annual goals and objectives for IEPs. Information about special education law is included, as well as advice on how to create effective paper trails and letters.
  • Wrightslaw: All About IEPs
    Authors:
    Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright
    Publisher: Harbor House Law Press, Inc. (Hartfield, VA, 2006), 166 pages
    Summary: This comprehensive, easy to read book provides concise answers to frequently asked questions about IEPs. Learn what the law says about IEP Teams and IEP Meetings, Parental Rights and Consent, Steps in Developing the IEP, Placement, Transition, Assistive Technology and Strategies to Resolve Disagreements.
  • Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives
    Authors:
    Barbara D. Bateman and Cynthia M. Herr
    Publisher: Attainment Company (Verona, WI, 2006), 136 pages
    Summary: This guidebook contains information on the purpose of IEPs, levels of performance, and how to write measurable and attainable goals and objectives. It reflects the core of the IDEA and is designed to help educators understand their role more fully in its implementation. It is filled with an abundance of examples.
  • The IEP from A to Z: How to Create Meaningful and Measurable Goals and Objectives
    Authors:
    Diane Twachtman-Cullen and Jennifer Twachtman-Bassett
    Publisher: Jossey-Bass (Hoboken, NJ, 2011), 224 pages
    Summary: This step-by-step guide shows teachers and parents how to get the right education plan in place for students with ADHD, Autism/Asperger's, Emotional/Behavioral Disturbance, and related conditions. It provides easy-to-understand explanations of the special education process along with a wealth of sample IEP's, and sample goal and objective templates.
  • A Parent's Guide to Special Education: Insider Advice on How to Navigate the System and Help Your Child Succeed
    Authors:
    Linda Wilmshurst and Alan W. Brue
    Publisher: AMACOM (Washington, DC, 2005), 256 pages
    Summary: This book provides parents with information on special education law with guidelines on how parents can better understand the legal system to get the best education possible for their children, including advice to parents for fostering better communication with their children's teachers.
  • Why Johnny Doesn't Behave: Twenty Tips and Measurable BIPs
    Author:
    Barbara Bateman
    Publisher: Attainment Company (Verona, WI, 2003), 122 pages
    Summary: This book provides tools for teachers including tips to manage classroom behaviors and reinforce positive social skills. The book also covers functional behavioral analysis and behavioral intervention plans, containing charts and checklists for classroom use.
  • Better IEP Meetings Everyone Wins
    Authors:
    Cynthia M. Herr and Barbara D. Bateman
    Publisher: Attainment Company (Verona, WI, 2005), 126 pages
    Summary: This book is intended to help parents effectively communicate with teachers during IEP meetings. It is divided into three sections, with information on preparing for meetings, what to say during the meeting, and how to ensure the standards of a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) are met.
  • How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children: Practical Techniques, Strategies, and Interventions for Helping Children with Attention Problems and Hyperactivity
    Author: Sandra F. Rief
    Publisher: Jossey-Bass (Hoboken, NJ, 2005), 464 pages
    Summary: This book presents strategies for teaching students with ADHD particular skills, such as organization and study skills, language arts, math, and written language. It also offers guidelines for classroom management, communicating with parents, and dealing with behavioral problems. The author devotes several chapters to kindergarten, middle school, and junior high students.

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