Author

Alicia Berry

Publication Date

1-1-1991

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Friend, Marilyn Penovich, 1953-

Degree Name

B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)

Department

Department of Special and Early Education

Abstract

A parent or guardian of a student with a disability may at times feel confused by the long lists of jargon that accompany the area of special education. Through reading various special education books and interviewing educators, I have familiarized myself with Public Law 94-142 and condensed its most crucial points into a handbook. This handbook, "Special Education: A Primer for Illinois Parents of Students with Learning or Behavioral Problems," is designed to explain clearly to parents and guardians of students with disabilities the purpose of Public Law 94-142 and the rights to which these parents and guardians are entitled. Each section of the handbook describes a different step in the evaluation placement and annual review of the special education student and a glossary is provided to aid parents in the understanding of the text. The handbook is written in both Spanish and English to meet the needs of an expanding multi-cultural society.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

26 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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