Does your child have a learning disability? Would you like to learn how to help them shift from feeling stress about the disability to truly believing in their future success in school and in life?Becoming Your Child’s Best Advocate shows you how your genuine positive feelings, combined with intense school services, can change your child’s outlook from negative to positive.Would you also like to have a clear understanding of…•your child’s special education test results?•how special education law applies to your child and when to use it effectively?•what meaningful information you can to collect on your child’s progress?•how to find proper support for the five key high-stakes meetings you are most likely to attend?•what will happen at and how to prepare for an initial evaluation or re-evaluation meeting?•what key terms, such as response to intervention, severe discrepancy, and a pattern of strengths and weaknesses mean and how they are used to determine your child’s eligibility for special education?• what your options will be if your child is found not eligible for special education?Becoming Your Child’s Best Advocate shows you how to apply your new understanding to any meeting you attend. As a result, you’ll significantly improve your chances of success if you request an increase in your child’s services or placement in a district LD program an LD day school.This book also includes easy-to-understand charts, tips, checklists, and sample letters you can modify for your own use. In addition, you’ll learn how to respond if a team recommends dropping your child from special education, and what you should look for if you’re considering a regular education remedial program for your child. And you’ll feel supported by a Stress Check at the end of each chapter that will help you stay focused on meeting your child’s unique needs.Ken Maxwell, Ed. D., has over 40 years of experience in special education and educational advocacy, helping parents to become active, well-informed, and confident advocates. To be at their best in the many meetings they will attend about their child’s education, parents need to feel empowered and self-assured. In Becoming Your Child’s Best Advocate, he shows you how.