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The Complete Guide to Special Education

Linda Wilmshurst, PhD, ABPP; Alan W. Brue, PhD, NCSP

CE Credit: 6 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE | School Psychology CE | Teaching CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Test Only

Course Abstract


This is a test only course (book not included). The book can be purchased from Amazon or some other source.

This CE test is based on the book "The Complete Guide to Special Education, 2nd Edition" (2010, 372 pages) and should appeal to a wide variety of professionals, including: clinical psychologists, school psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, speech-language pathologists, as well as educators and school administrators. The course explores the special education process, from testing and diagnosis to IEP meetings and advocating for children with special needs. The stages of identification, assessment, diagnosis, eligibility, and intervention are discussed step by step to help readers better understand the legal rights of children with special needs and the roles of the many professionals who make up the child’s educational team. This course provides clear and concise information about the special education process; addresses Response-to-Intervention (RTI), a new approach to identifying students with a learning disability. Special topics such as executive functioning, behavior management and discipline are discussed and supported with practical professional suggestions.

Closeout Course #60-92 | 45 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1.Differentiate among types of disabilities and how they are classified by IDEA 2004
2.Describe the response-to-intervention (RTI) tiered approach to helping children with learning problems
3.Identify the members of a student’s school team and their contributions to the evaluation process
4.Describe a comprehensive assessment of intellectual, academic and behavioral/emotional functioning
5.Name interventions for executive functioning, behavior and discipline, and organization and study skills
6.Describe the role of collaboration in the implementation of the Individualized Education Program (IEP)
7.Identify special education laws and regulations related to special education

This test-only course provides instant access to the CE test that enables you to earn CE credit for reading a published course book (book NOT included in your course enrollment). After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to Download/Print or Take CE Test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course book).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

Linda Wilmshurst, PhD, ABPP received her BA and MA in Psychology from the University of Windsor and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Linda is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology (ABPP) and is a Registered Psychologist and School Psychologist in North Carolina. Linda is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Elon University, where she teaches courses in child and adult psychopathology, developmental psychology, psychology in the schools and introductory psychology; supervises student internships, and mentors undergraduate research, primarily in areas related to resiliency, self perceptions and well being in college students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Linda has authored a number of text books, including: Abnormal Child Psychology: A Developmental Perspective; Essentials of Child Psychopathology.

Alan Brue, PhD, NCSP has worked for many years as a school psychologist in Georgia, providing a wide range of services to metro-Atlanta school districts. A nationall certified school psychologists and university trainer, Brue has extensive knowledge of assessment, special education laws, and school organization.

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