1st Edition

When Your Child Learns Differently
A Family Approach for Navigating Special Education Services With Love and High Expectations




ISBN 9781618219091
Published November 1, 2019 by Routledge
186 Pages

USD $19.95

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Book Description

Advocating for a child who learns differently can sometimes feel like an isolating and daunting task. This book reminds families that they are not alone. When Your Child Learns Differently is a compassionate guide that:

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments About the Cover Image Introduction Part I: Navigating Services With Hope and Knowledge Chapter 1 Caring for Kids Who Learn Differently Chapter 2 Understanding Special Education Policy Chapter 3 IEP Overview Part II: Advocating With Love Chapter 4 Family Advocacy Chapter 5 Raised on Love Part III: Operationalizing High Expectations Chapter 6 High Expectations in Reading and Math Chapter 7 Exceptional Children, Different Learners Part IV: Giving Yourself Grace Chapter 8 The (Extra)ordinary Adventure of Raising Different Learners References About the Author

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Biography

Kathryn Fishman-Weaver, Ph.D., serves as the Director of Academic Affairs for Mizzou K-12. As the principal of the global middle and high school programs, she works with students and teachers around the world. Prior to the principalship, Dr. Fishman-Weaver taught in public schools in Oakland, CA, and Columbia, MO. She has taught special education, gifted education, English language arts, and teacher preparation. Dr. Fishman-Weaver writes and presents frequently on student support, teacher leadership, and gender and education. She loves the written word, a good nap, and impromptu family dance parties in her kitchen. You can follow her work on educational leadership at http://wholeheartedschoolleadership.com.

Reviews

Expertly written, deftly organized, and accessibly presented, When Your Child Learns Differently: A Family Approach for Navigating Special Education Services With Love and High Expectations is an unreservedly recommended addition to community, school district, college, and university library Special Education and Special Needs Parenting collections and supplemental curriculum studies lists. ,Midwest Book Review, 2/18/20

If you love a child who learns differently or if you are interested in how special education services help those who do learn differently, then When Your Child Learns Differently: A Family Approach For Navigating Special Education Services With Love And High Expectations is a must read. This work takes a fresh approach to how children learn differently and provides families with a powerful toolbox for navigating the world of special education services.

,Gifted Education Review, 3/1/20