Formerly published by Peytral Publications, this valuable handbook for general and special educators provides basic information about disability categories, the prereferral process for special services placement, and cautions about possible side effects of medications. Readers will find easy-to-implement curriculum and behavioral adaptations and modifications organized by topic, plus extensive resources on organizations, Web sites, and books related to disabilities.
Jody L. Maanum has taught in both the general and special education settings for 13 years, working diligently to implement best practice techniques and differentiated strategies to meet the individual needs of all students. Maanum is currently the literacy coach and Response to Intervention training specialist for the Midwest Special Education Cooperative in West Central Minnesota. She has been instrumental in promoting early literacy achievement in all children and fully implementing the RTI model in the nine school districts within the cooperative in which she works. She received her bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Concordia College and obtained a master of science degree in special education from the University of Minnesota, Moorhead.