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Here are the top ten articles for the Special Education Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Sample IEP Ė Individualized Education Program
Learn more about writing good IEPs along with sample long-range goals and short-term objectives.
2. Special Education Disability Categories
This is a list of the federal eligibility categories for special education. A brief description follows each disability.
3. Developing Social Skills
Shyness is often a result of negative feelings of oneself. A weak self image coupled with a disability can be overcome with developing new social skills. Social skills can improve through following a few steps.
4. The Difference Between 504 Plans and IEPís
Helping you understand the difference between educational plans in order to use them effectively and properly advocate for your child.
5. 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.
6. Understanding Bullying
Students in special education often face situations at school that have a lasting negative effect on learning. Students receive special education services in different settings. Physical differences, lack of social skills, and learning disabilities can make some students a target for bullying.
A well written PLAAFP is an opportunity to develop a focused, meaningful, and effective IEP.
8. Music Lessons for Special Needs Children
Many people would not even consider private music lessons for special needs children. This opportunity, however, can provide special needs children with confidence and satisfaction that are hard to duplicate.
9. Adaptive Behavior
Adaptive behavior skills are essential to surviving everyday living. The ability to care for oneself can make the difference between depending on yourself for daily living or the need to be supported by others. Skills necessary for living independently include ten skill areas.
10. Task Analysis
Breaking tasks into smaller chunks sometimes makes all the difference when teaching even simple skills.
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