The definitive resource for special educators, school psychologists, and child group study teams This comprehensive guide provides all the information needed -- including definitions, symptoms, characteristics, and types -- for the most significant educational disabilities and disorders, presented in a user-friendly format. Using the reauthorized IDEA 2004 Act as a frame of reference, this book is ideal for coding and mapping to IEPs -- the individualized education plans that are key to special education funding. The very first manual created specifically for education professionals, this book addresses a range of disorders and relates their significance to classroom practice, including: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delays, Mental Retardation, Traumatic Brain Injury, and many others. Roger Pierangelo, PhD (Manhasset, NY), has over 30 years of experience as a teacher, psychologist, and director of a private clinic. George Giuliani, JD, PsyD (Melville, NY), is an Associate Professor at Hofstra University's School of Education.