About the Book
Tools, strategies, and advice help kids in special ed build on their strengths and be their best in and out of school.
When kids learn they might receive special education, they often have questions and worries. This book gives kids lots of tools and strategies they can use to deal with their concerns, whether they are in the process of being evaluated for special ed or already receiving special ed services. Readers will learn to cope with their challenges, understand reasons for testing, and see the benefits of accepting special education supports.
The book includes special features such as:
- Stories about kids' experiences with special education drawn from the authors' conversations with hundreds of students
- Approachable and relatable explanations of individual education plans (IEPs) and 504 plans for both parents and kids
- Reproducible forms to help kids think about their strengths, challenges, goals, worries, and more
- A section just for parents addressing common questions
About the Author: Wendy L. Moss, Ph.D., ABPP, FAASP, has over thirty years' experience working with children and families as a psychologist in schools, clinics, hospitals, and private practice. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology, is a certified school psychologist, and has been appointed as a fellow in the American Academy of School Psychology. She has also been awarded the status of a "Diplomate in School Psychology" by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Moss is the author of several books, including Being Me: A Kid's Guide to Boosting Confidence and Self-Esteem. She lives in New York State.
Denise M. Campbell, M.S., SLP, SDA, has enjoyed a dynamic career as a speech pathologist and later as a school district administrator. Over the years, she has conducted evaluations and provided instructional services to hundreds of children and developed positive relationships with families. She has worked with children affected by a myriad of disabilities. She is the proud parent of five wonderful children, and in her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, and camping. She lives in New York State.