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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Special Education Site! These are the top ten articles that your Special Education Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. Learning Made Easy with SLANT
Student with disabilities often have barriers that prevent them from excelling in the classroom. The SLANT is a strategy that teaches a new behavior by using positive body language. Developing the SLANT behavior will improve learning.

2. Fun or Games in the Classroom
Children with disabilities often have a hard time getting involved with the learning process. Merely listening to instruction is not enough. There are ways to enhance instruction and make learning fun.

3. Support for Parents of Special Needs Children
Parents of children with disabilities are often devastated when they learn that their children are not learning or functioning at the expected level. Parents are not alone in the journey caring for a child with special needs.

4. Needs of Children
A positive home has a direct effect on the way children learn and thrive. A child that is taken care of well in the home environment will have a more prosperous childhood. Nutrition, love, and concern can make a huge difference in the life of a child receiving special education services.

5. Quality of Life
The needs and desires met for an individual determines the quality of life. Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities can lead a quality life with proper supports, life skills and self-determination. The feelings of value, dignity and respect can be achieved by every individual.

6. Steps to Transitional Planning
Students should begin to plan for transitions in life as early as possible. The transition plan should cover four important areas for a successful transition from high school to adulthood.

7. Identifying Speech and Language Impairments
Effective communication is needed to express thought, emotions, and feelings to others. The act of communication consists of delivering and receiving information. Speech and language disorders prevent effective communication between the sender and the receiver.

8. Resources for Speech or Language Disorders
Speech and language disorders impact the ability to communicate. Ineffective communication can have the ability to isolate individuals socially and educationally. These implications can be avoided by providing interventions that are early and appropriate with supportive resources.

9. Developing Winning Interview Skills
Students in special education settings are encouraged to become as independent as possible. The ability to land suitable employment heavily relies upon strong job seeking skills. Simple steps can be taken in order to improve the chances of getting through the interview process successfully.

10. Ways to Increase Reading Skills
Children with disabilities often have difficulty with retaining reading skills. There are ways to increase reading skills with little effort. Children will look forward to reading if it is enjoyable.

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