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A Parent's Guide to Special Education in New York City and the Metropolitan Area


reviewed by Helene Craner — November 16, 2006

coverTitle: A Parent's Guide to Special Education in New York City and the Metropolitan Area
Author(s): Laurie Dubos and Jana Fromer
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807746851 , Pages: 216, Year: 2006
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Almost no parent of a child with special needs is prepared to make the decisions that must be made in placing his/her child in the appropriate special education setting. They don’t bring with them the knowledge, background, and expertise necessary to make difficult educational choices. Yet, out of an often bewildering, complex, and sometimes hazy situation, decisions have to be made that will have a critical impact on the future of their child. Thrust into a world with a whole new vocabulary of disorders, educational approaches, systems acronyms, and into an array of professionals, i.e., learning specialists, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychopharmacologists, speech/language therapists, parents are required to operate in a complex public and private educational system, which is often overwhelming. This is true for any parent facing the daunting experience of coming to terms with a child’s disability and how to best accommodate it, but it is especially challenging for New York... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 16, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12842, Date Accessed: 12/15/2017 1:03:26 PM

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    Resources for Children with Special Needs
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    HELENE CRANER, LMSW is Associate Director and co-founder of Resources for Children with Special Needs.
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