Serving Students with Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Administrators by Tom E. C. Smith

Serving Students with Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Administrators

Book Title: Serving Students with Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Administrators

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415736080

Author: Tom E. C. Smith


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Serving Students with Special Needs provides administrators with essential knowledge about the requirements for special education services, as well as practical steps to ensure legal compliance and appropriate services for students with special needs. Each chapter includes basic information followed by specific suggestions or steps. This brief, easily applied, and highly practical guide covers:

  • Instruction, including differentiated instruction and universal design for learning
  • Assessment, including accommodations and modifications and response to intervention (RTI)
  • Developing multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS)
  • Student progress monitoring and using large data sets to inform decision making
  • Mediation, due process hearings, and litigation
  • Systems management and positive behavioral intervention supports (PBIS)

Scenarios are presented along with suggested responses and solutions. Serving Students with Special Needs has been specifically developed to provide administrators with practical suggestions to quickly and effectively implement appropriate special education practices.