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Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide Paperback – Jan 30 2006
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A superb reference, From Emotions To Advocacy should be found in all community library Parenting reference collections . . . -- Internet Bookwatch, May 2002
If I were asked to choose just one book to help me learn advocacy skills, this is it! -- Suppport for Families of Children with Disabilities, Summer 2002
In From Emotions to Advocacy, Pete and Pam Wright provide a clear roadmap to effective advocacy for children with disabilities. -- Exceptional Parent Magazine, June 2002
Read the chapters about tests and measurements and SMART IEPs - this information is essential for parents and professionals. -- Hands and Voices Communicator, Summer 2002
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy by Pam & Pete Wright provides a clear roadmap to effective advocacy. -- DD Quarterly, Summer 2002
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy is filled with practical advice about how to obtain better services for children. -- Brimstone Bulletin, Summer 2002 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Pete and Pam Wright, best-selling authors of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, provide informative and inspirational advice about special education advocacy through the Wrightslaw site.
Pete is an attorney who represents children with disabilities. He represented Shannon Carter before the U. S. Supreme Court in Florence County School District IV v. Carter (510 U.S. 7). Pam is a psychotherapist who writes about advocacy for children with disabilities. She is the editor of The Special Ed Advocate newsletter. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Don't be intimidated as I was, thinking: "I will never understand the information in this type of book." The authors write this in very easy to understand language. They actually make the laws interesting to learn and easy to remember. If only I had this book at the beginning of my Special Education journey? My wish is that you do!
FETA helps to organize your thoughts, concerns and plan for your childs education. It gives you the ability to understand where the schools are coming from and how to build an effective relationship with the Special Education team. By doing this, you can effeectively advocate for your child. As the parent,you should be the "Project Manager" for your child as he/she makes her way through school. Through FETA you gain an understanding of HOW to do this. Special education systems and laws can at best be confusing and overwhelming, we parents need help in sorting it all out and FETA does that! We the parents of children in special education need to be equal players in the planning for our kids, NO ONE knows them like we do, and NO ONE will advocate for them like we will! FETA is an important tool in that process.
FETA also does a wonderful thing. It shows you how to organize all the mounds of paper that special education produces. I walk into meetings and seminars with everything I need at my fingertips.
FETA does someting else amazing, it helps you to understand the TESTING SCORES! Yikes, we all need help with that!
I can go on forever about this book, but I am running out of room. From special education laws, IEP's, resources, how to write effective letters, it its ALL in there! GET THIS BOOK!!
Most recent customer reviews
Thank you Amazon i am a struggling student and the discounted books are a godsend. They are quick to arrive and have all the content i need for my studies.Published on June 12 2014 by Terry Willemsvandyk
I recently attended Pete and Pam Wright's "Boot Camp" advocacy training in which their books, "From Emotions to Advocacy" and "Special Education Law" were used as part of their... Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2003
This book takes you step by step through the process of Advocating for your child! As parents we all know how confusing it can be to understand the system, test scores, IEP's and... Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2003
Without this book I don't know if my daughter would be receiving the services that she is today. I also recommend Wrightslaw: Special Education Laws! Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2003 by paula cox
Don't worry about the title of this review- this radical mom hasn't gone bonkers! I've had this guide for many, many months but a local advocate in my area borrowed it and I... Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2002 by Janie Bowman
I have this book " From Emotions to Advocacy" and read it cover to
cover. I am in the process of writing my first really good IEP for my
Son. Read more
This is a wonderful book. It is an easy read. There are many practical ideas for becoming a better advocate for your child.Published on Aug. 13 2002
Collaboratively written by psychotherapist Pam Wright and attorney Pete Wright, From Emotions To Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide is an introduction and "how to"... Read morePublished on May 11 2002 by Midwest Book Review
Even though I was an informed IEP participant in my son's educational goals, I still felt inadequate to advocate for him. Read morePublished on April 18 2002 by Kathy A Edwards