Special Needs and Legal Entitlement

Special Needs and Legal Entitlement

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This straightforward, comprehensive guide to the legal rights of children and young people with special educational needs includes all the most recent developments in law, and clearly explains the key issues in a complex system. Helping parents to understand the legal entitlements of their child, Nettleton and Friel explain the new Education, Health and Care Plans which have replaced the Statements of Special Educational Needs. They explain what an Education, Health and Care Plan is, how assessments are carried out, and how annual reviews, amendments, rights of appeal and tribunals work in practice. They also include help with 25 of the most common problems encountered, a discussion of relevant cases, extracts from the official published guidance issued, and a draft Reasons for Appeal. This essential handbook for parents of children with special educational needs will also be a key reference for teachers, charities, Local Authority officers, and lawyers in other fields.Cognitive testing involves standard scores, the distance from the mean, measured in standard deviations. ... A ranking at 10 per cent of the population means that 90 per cent of the population would be expected to achieve a higher score. ... Psychologists will often use the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale-2 (GARS-2) , the Conners Rating Scale Third Edition (Conners 3), or the Beck Youth Inventories (BYI).

Title:Special Needs and Legal Entitlement
Author:John Friel, Melinda Nettleton
Publisher:Jessica Kingsley Publishers - 2015-01-21


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