The Survival Guide for Kids in Special Education (And Their Parents)


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
  • Target age group is 8 to 14
  • Reading Level is Grade 6

Additional information

Weight .65 lbs
Dimensions .75 × 6 × 8.75 in