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Quickly acquire the practical coverage and guidance you need tounderstand the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act(IDEA) The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) governshow states and public agencies provide early intervention, specialeducation, and related services to children with disabilities. To understand it thoroughly, school psychologists, teachers, andother school service providers need a comprehensive resource toguide them in what this frequently amended Act means and how itshould be interpreted. The first concise, yet authoritative, bookof its kind on which professionals can rely to navigate thisoften-misunderstood law, Essentials of IDEA for AssessmentProfessionals is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, each chapter features numerous callout boxeshighlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensiveillustrative material, as well as test questions that help yougauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Writtenin the user-friendly and well-known Essentials format, each of theseven concise chapters covers terminology, classification,assessments/evaluations, and other topics related to IDEA. With an accompanying CD offering commentary on judicialdecisions related to interpretation of IDEA, as well as referencesto the 2006 final regulations for IDEA 2004 and Section 504regulations, Essentials of IDEA for Assessment Professionalsprovides helpful guidelines for educational assessments andevaluations.