Better IEPs: How to Develop Legally Correct and Educationally Useful Programs; 5th Edition; Updated (2012); Barbara D. Bateman (Author) , Mary Anne Linden (Author) , Joan Donovan (Editor) , Tom Kinney (Editor); ISBN-10: 1-57861-568-2; ISBN-13: 978-157861
How to develop legally correct and educationally useful programs. A definitive book in its field, it looks at key legal cases that determine what’s best for each student’s education using the IEP process.
A newly revised and enhanced Fifth Edition of the ultimate guide to understanding IEPs from a legal standpoint. A classic in its field, Better IEPs presents a focused, three-step process that zooms in on the individual student. The book dismisses out of hand the one-size-fits-all approach that is too often mistaken for proper procedure in today’s schools. Gives all educators confidence and know-how to develop competent IEPs.
Written by Dr. Barbara Bateman, an attorney and professor emeritus and the number one expert on IEP law in the United States, and co-authored by Dr. Mary Anne Linden.
This is a book that every school’s Child Study Team should read and use as an informed guide to improve the planning and writing of IEPs. Since that will not happen, parents will find this to be an excellent means of knowing what they should expect to see in an IEP, and what to reject. The writing is jargon-free and otherwise friendly to parents and professionals alike. It can lead parents to develop “suggested” goals and objectives as model examples to show the school staff. It provides an excellent foundation for the inservice training of school staff and special education parent support groups