Educating Individuals with Disabilities

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Educating Individuals with Disabilities

SKU# 9780826103567

IDEIA 2004 and Beyond


  • Elena L. Grigorenko PhD

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Before the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act in 1975, U.S. students with physical and learning disabilities frequently went undiagnosed, received inadequate treatment, or were even barred from attending school. And until recently, traditional measures of learning disability were often too crude to separate the learning-disabled student from students having academic difficulties due to other reasons, such as emotional issues or language problems.

Grigorenko's new book discusses how learning-disabled students are identified and assessed today, in light of the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. One of the major changes in IDEIA 2004, for instance, is the "Response to Intervention" (RTI) provision, which allows school districts to better identify students with legitimate learning disabilities and provide them with individualized, evidence-based instruction.

Grigorenko's interdisciplinary collection is the first to comprehensively review the IDEIA 2004 Act and distill the changes professionals working with learning-disabled students face. The text takes an overarching perspective, first discussing the IDEIA in its historical, political, and legal context, then covering practical issues professionals address on a daily basis. Educating Individuals with Disabilities is a priceless resource for school psychologists, neuropsychologists, speech-language therapists, administrators, policy makers, and legal professionals who navigate special education and learning disability issues on a daily basis.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 22, 2008
  • Page Count 512
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826103567
  • EISBN 9780826103574

Table of Contents 

    Introduction, Barbara R. Foorman
    Part I: Educating Individuals with Disabilities
  1. Issues and Developments in Special Education, Dabie Nabuzoka
  2. Policy and Law of Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004: Attempting No Student with Disabilities Left Behind To The Extent Enforceable, Andrea Kayne Kaufman

  3. Part II: The Reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA): Concepts and Constructs--Old, New, and Modified
  4. The Law and Reality: Understanding the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act, Mary Konya Weishaar
  5. From Policy to Practice: IDEIA and Evidence-based Practice, Ronnie Detrich
  6. Response to Intervention: A Strategy for the Prevention and Identification of Learning Disabilities, Lynn S. Fuchs, Douglas Fuchs, and Rebecca O. Zumeta
  7. Learning Disability Identification: How Does It Apply to English Language Learners? Peggy McCardle, Chandra Keller-Allen, and Tanya Shuy
  8. IDEIA 2004 and Specific Learning Disabilities: What Role does Intelligence Play? Jack A. Naglieri and Alan S. Kaufman
  9. Assessment and Eligibility of Students With Disabilities, Jennifer H. Lindstrom, Elizabeth D. Tuckwiller, and Daniel P. Hallahan
  10. Systems of Instruction and Assessment to Improve Mathematics Achievement for Students With Disabilities: The Potential and Promise of RTI, David J. Chard, Leanne R. Ketterlin-Geller, and Asha Jitendra
  11. English Language Learners and Response to Intervention: Improving Quality of Instruction in General and Special Education, Scott K. Baker and Doris Luft Baker
  12. Response to Intervention and Teacher Preparation, Louise Spear-Swerling
  13. Twice-Exceptional Students: Being Gifted and Learning Disabled--Implications of the IDEIA, Tonya R. Moon, Catherine M. Brighton, Carolyn M. Callahan, and Jane M. Jarvis
  14. High Stakes Testing and Students With Disabilities: Why Federal Policy Needs to Be Changed, Stuart S. Yeh
  15. Individual Education Program, Barbara C. Gartin and Nikki L. Murdick
  16. Behavior Intervention Plans, Susan Etscheidt and Kerri Clopton

  17. Part III: From the Front Lines
  18. Increasing the Academic Performance of Struggling Students and Students With Disabilities in Underperforming Schools, Denise Hexom, Judith Menoher, Bonnie A. Plummer, and Mary Stone
  19. Local Educational Authorities and IDEIA, Linda J. Hawkins and Michael N. Riley
  20. New Individuals With Disabilities Educational Improvement Act and Psychological Assessment: From Policy to Practice, Michele Goyette-Ewing and Sherin Stahl
  21. Reading Assessment and IDEIA: The Science Made Practical, Saylor Heidmann
  22. How Private Practice Should Respond to IDEIA 2004, Eric R. Arzubi
  23. The Road Just Started: Concluding Remarks from the Editor, Elena L. Grigorenko

  24. Index