Special Education Law, 1/E
Patricia H Latham
Peter S Latham
“The information in this text is very important and really not available (to this extent) in other special education texts.” —Anne Gallegos, New Mexico State University
“[The text] has a great deal of good information in it.” —Darcy Miller, Washington State University
“Super — Some of the examples even show how each of the various laws influence each other.” —Alice A. Dickinson, Johnson Bible College
This new text presents IDEA, other pertinent federal laws, and federal cases in a clear, well-organized manner in order to help educators understand and apply their knowledge in concrete situations. This practical book emphasizes students’ understanding at a conceptual level rather than mere memorization of the detailed provisions of these laws. Educators are thereby prepared to adjust to future amendments to IDEA and other laws and to apply statutory provisions to specific situations. The four sections of the text address the Constitutional Frameworks of education laws, IDEA, RA and ADA, and other legal issues such as No Child Left Behind, tort liability, and high stakes testing.